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

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510726666
Publisher: Sky Pony
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Carrie DiRisio runs multiple popular social media accounts including @BroodingYAHero, and is the social media intern for Serial Box Publishing. Her speaking engagements include talks at the Carnegie Library System of Pittsburgh, Western PA SCBWI workshops, and the upcoming YALSA national symposium. She proudly considers herself a Slytherin and aspiring Disney villainess, who also loves the color pink and making people laugh with funny GIFs. She resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she is currently pursuing her MBA in Digital Marketing.

Broody McHottiepants is a master of all trades (Of course. Why would he be anything less than that?) His current hobbies include making bad life choices, shedding manly tears, rescuing clumsy protagonists, and, of course, gazing into everyone's eyes. This is his first book, although he'd like to remind you he's starred in many novels and movies, including your favorite one. He'd also like to remind you to let out that breath you didn't know you were holding. When he's not saving the world from a bleak dystopia, getting crowned Prom King, or falling in a love triangle, he can be found sulking in a corner.

Linnea Gear was born and raised in Cave Creek, Arizona, a small town known for its Wild West feel. She has been drawing professionally since 2013. Linnea currently lives in Flagstaff, AZ, earning a BS in Chemistry and currently splits her time between drawing concept art and drawing chemical equations.

Table of Contents

Prologue xi

A Brief History of the Life of Me, Broody McHottiepants, More Commonly Known as Brooding YA Hero 1

Narrative Interlude: Evil Appears! 23

The Interlude Continues: Go to Sleep, Plot is Coming! 29

1 Becoming a Main Character 31

Narrative Interlude: While Our Brave Hero Contemplates His Abs, Evil Lurks 47

A Note from Someone Who is Not a Main Character 49

2 Broody Explains It All 55

A Note from Someone Who Is Not Broody 89

Narrative Interlude: While Our Wise Hero Wanders, Evil Ponders 109

3 How Will You Achieve Main Character Status? 117

Narrative Interlude: While Our Handsome Hero Befriends, Evil Behaves 155

4 Finding True Love 163

A Note from Someone Who Isn't in Love 183

5 Even More about Love 185

Narrative Interlude: While Our Heroic Hero Cowers, Evil Laughs 203

6 What If Someone Stops You from Achieving Your Destiny? 215

Narrative Interlude: While Our Dazzling Hero Dreams, Evil Takes a Well-Deserved Break 247

7 Putting All the Parts Together 259

Narrative Interlude: While Our Brilliant Hero Broods, Evil Takes the Stage 283

8 You're a Main Character … Now What? 289

The End 322

Is It Still an Interlude If There's Nothing After? 323

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Whether brooding snarkily, brooding soulfully, or brooding with a side of melodramatic backstory, Brooding YA Hero embodies everything I love—and love to hate—about the bad boys of young adult literature."
--Jessica Cluess, author of A Shadow Bright and Burning

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