Book Review: Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me


Carrie DiRisio – Goodreads

Have you ever wished you could receive a little guidance from your favorite book boyfriend? Ever dreamed of being the Chosen One in a YA novel? Want to know all the secrets of surviving the dreaded plot twist?

Or maybe you’re just really confused about what “opal-tinted, luminous cerulean orbs” actually are?

Well, popular Twitter personality @broodingYAhero is here to help as he tackles the final frontier in his media dominance: writing a book. Join Broody McHottiepants as he attempts to pen Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me, a “self-help” guide (with activities–you always need activities) that lovingly pokes fun at the YA tropes that we roll our eyes at, but secretly love.

As his nefarious ex, Blondie DeMeani, attempts to thwart him at every turn, Broody overcomes to detail, among other topics, how to choose your genre, how to keep your love interest engaged (while maintaining lead character status), his secret formula for guaranteed love triangle success, and how to make sure you secure that sequel, all while keeping his hair perfectly coiffed and never breaking a sweat.


‘Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as me’ is for people who really, really hate clichés. However, for me, someone who from time to time falls in love with the bad boy in leather jacket, it was a little hurtful. It stopped being funny around the fifth joke about Twilight and clichés in young adult in general and normally I would laugh but this time it was really too much.

It’s really sad because the Twitter account is one of my favorites, I was really excited for this book, I had high hopes this was a young adult version of Tousle Me, a book that parodies new adult books and it’s really good.

Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me was an okay book, very educative, and it did have some quotable phrases but I had expected more.

Buy it: Amazon Wordery


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