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