Thursday, March 13, 2014

Book Review: Manic Pixie Dreamgirl

                                              Manic Pixie Dreamgirl Review
Manic Pixie Dreamgirl is about how a boy named Tyler Darcy falls in love with the idea of a girl named Becky Webb and ends up writing a story about her and this and his overall obsession with her leads to conflict in has other relationships especially the one with his girlfriend Sydney. This story shows how Tyler has a crush on Becky starting during his freshmen year of high school which he spends admiring her from afar and making up an entire personality for her that has little to nothing to do with who she really is.

This book does a really great job of showing that for all Tyler claims to love Becky he has no idea who she is since even once they start spending time together he chooses to rewrite any personality trait of hers that doesn't fit with his idealize image of her. I also love how this book shows that Tyler's girlfriend Sydney is actually pretty awesome and that it's always clear that she doesn't deserve to be treated the way she is by Tyler and that he's an asshole for dating her when he's so obsessed with Becky.

Although Tyler through out the book tries to ignore all the aspects of Becky that he doesn't like it's quite clear that she's not the sweet smart innocent girl that Tyler writes about in his stories by any means but she is still plenty likable. Becky is really very messed up and isn't really equipped to be in a romantic relationship since she was never really loved and doesn't see sex as a romantic thing but more of a robotic thing so a relationship for those two could never work and she really needs Tyler to be there for her as a friend.

I overall loved this book even though I spent most of it thinking that Tyler was an asshole but I loved the book for showing that what Tyler was doing is wrong and cruel because there are books(such as Anna and the French Kiss) that thinks it's romantic and good for a guy to be in love with a girl other than his girlfriend when he's in a relationship. I just love that this book wasn't afraid to call Tyler an asshole for his behavior and that the book never villianize Sydney or Becky like most other books would have. I liked how the story was told as well, please tell me your thoughts on this book.

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