I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl

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Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
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5.8 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Gretchen McNeil is a trained opera singer, former circus performer and voice-over artist, and current writer. She is the author of several YA suspense novels, including Get Even, Get Dirty, 3:59, Possess, and the award-winning Ten (now a Lifetime movie). She is also the author of the YA comedy I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl and the horror/comedy novels #MurderTrending, #MurderFunding, and #NoEscape. You can visit her online at www.gretchenmcneil.com.


"A quintessential thinking gal's love story."--Kirkus Reviews
"McNeil...toys with the conventions, expectations, and trajectory of a classic romantic comedy to examine stereotypes and the identities we project."--Publishers Weekly
"A smart and addictive read! Beatrice is real and flawed and always worth rooting for."--Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'
"A touch of romance with lots of teen angst will make this title a hit with young adult readers"--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"This witty romance-a mashup of Mean Girls and Meg Cabot's How to Be Popular (2006)-oozes rom-com appeal."--Booklist
"Fans of contemporary novels, particularly Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, will find this offering very satisfying."--School Library Journal
Praise for GET DIRTY: "Fans of the first book will appreciate the fast pace and light tone"--Booklist
Praise for GET EVEN: "GET EVEN expertly mixes suspense and snark, proving once again that Gretchen McNeil is a master of the teen thriller."--Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, Founders of Go Fug Yourself
Praise for GET EVEN: "Don't get mad, get reading this wild ride filled with twists and turns, revenge and romance, suspense and Shakespeare. I can't wait to see what Gretchen McNeil comes up with next."--Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality
Praise for GET EVEN: "Get Even is an edge-of-your-seat, sink-your-teeth-into-it mystery filled with vivd, intriguing characters and set against the ruthless landscape of a modern high school. I'm dying for the next book!"--Katie Alender, author of the Bad Girls Don't Die series
Praise for GET EVEN: "A compelling contemporary thriller"--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for GET EVEN: "The suspense that McNeil (Ten) builds should keep readers curious to discover what happens next."--Publishers Weekly
Praise for GET EVEN: "Will engage readers."--Romantic Times
Praise for 3:59: "McNeil's movie-quick setup speed and humorously inventive language...make her a very welcoming author who succeeds at injecting fresh verve into some stalwart sci-fi concepts."--Booklist
Praise for 3:59: "This book is scientifically action-packed, complete with monsters and drama. Teens who are fans of the ever-popular Dr. Who television series will love this book."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Praise for TEN: "A breathless read."--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for TEN: "In the esteemed tradition of teen horror fiction, TEN hits all the high notes: a stormy night, illicit liaisons, cut phone lines, suspicious disappearances, double-crosses, secret histories, and plenty of twists."--Booklist
Praise for TEN: "Agatha Christie meets Gossip Girl in McNeil's throwback to old-school thrillers."--Publishers Weekly
Praise for TEN: "A quick-paced thriller full of half-facts and red herrings that take readers through the twists and turns of a deadly weekend."--School Library Journal
Praise for TEN: "Gretchen McNeil's TEN is my new number one! I jumped at every creaking floorboard in my house and on the page. This is sure to be a teen thriller classic!"--Nancy Holder, Bram Stoker Award winning author of THE SCREAMING SEASON
Praise for TEN: "TEN is a real page turner! Gretchen McNeil knows how to plot a thriller: Her setup is flawless and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat."--Christopher Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the THIRST series and REMEMBER ME
Praise for POSSESS: "A fantastic YA debut .... the humor and occasional twists will keep fans of the genre hooked and wanting to finish this book in one sitting."--School Library Journal
Praise for POSSESS: "McNeil strikes a fine balance between outright scares and sarcastic humor...[a] light, entertaining read."--ALA Booklist
Praise for POSSESS: "With demons, secrets, and a butt-kicking heroine, POSSESS is a whole lotta dark and twisted fun!"--Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series
Praise for POSSESS: "A dark, unique, and intelligent novel with frightening twists around every corner that left me breathless."--Courtney Allison Moulton, author of ANGELFIRE
"High-energy silliness with a soupçon of genuine heart, this will please fans of the rom-com."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books