Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me is an outrageously funny romp through the mind of an average male YA main character and his view, albeit skewed, of how the world functions, characters act, and stories are written. Broody is the embodiment of every stereotype ever to have exited the YA literary world. He is narcissistic, gorgeous, and more than a little over the top. When laid off or just not wanted for another novel, he decides to write a how-to book for supporting characters on just how they can up their game and become main character material.
Brooding YA Hero is an incredibly intriguing book. Fans of YA fiction will find themselves laughing at how YA fiction as a whole is portrayed. Haters of the genre may even get a kick out of the book and find a whole lot of relatable commentary. Long-time readers off these novels will also enjoy the subtle pokes and jabs at some of the most famous YA fiction ever written sprinkled throughout the book.
As comical and satirical as this novel is, I think it also provides a pretty good resource for younger readers who are just starting to venture into the world of YA fiction. The novel does a good job of outlining the basic characters, plotlines, types, and settings of this genre. While, yes, some is tongue-in-cheek, I found the descriptions relatively accurate. Young readers could use this novel as a good base point for jumping into the genre and understanding a bit more about the characteristics of the books they will read in the future.
Readers beware–lots of sarcasm, so don’t be overly offended. Overall a great choice for readers of all ages, YA fans and non-fans alike, and those just looking for a lighthearted read to while away a few hours.
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Sky Pony Press
Profanity/Language: 3 mild obscenities; 5 anatomical terms.
Sex/Nudity: Reference to male having shirt off; reference to sleeping together; reference to same sex couples.
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