Review: “How to be Manly” by Maureen O’Leary Wanket

This is one of the nicest reviews of How to Be Manly I’ve ever read. This is such a book of my heart. What an honor it is to have readers.

Cinthia Ritchie

How to Be Manly, Maureen O’Leary Wanket, Giant Squid Books, 356 pages

I just finished Maureen O’Leary Wanket‘s How to be Manly and I can’t shut up about how warm and funny it is, how wonderful and real.

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I’m hoping to snag O’Leary for a bloggy interview in the upcoming weeks. I cannot wait to pick her brain, find out more about her writing process, maybe steal borrow a few ideas.

For what is it about a good YA novel that is so captivating, so endearing, so emotionally tender?

Face it, adolescence isn’t an easy time, and most of us have horror stories of our middle and high school years. Why then, are we are so quick to reminisce about those awkward and not-so-great times?

10411138_10152786676008184_3848377038478666992_n1 Hi, Maureen. I “borrowed” your pic from your blog. Please don’t sue me.

Whatever the case, O’Leary perfectly captures both the innocence and bravado…

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One Comment

  1. Hi, again, Maureen! Thanks so much for reblogging my review on your site. Cheers and happy weekend (it’s almost, almost here).


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