Lenore Appelhans, THE MANIC PIXIE DREAM BOY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Join us as we celebrate the launch of THE MANIC PIXIE DREAM BOY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT by Lenore Appelhans! Light refreshments will be on hand to enjoy and signed copies of the book will be available.


Riley lives in TropeTown, where everyone plays stock roles in novels. Riley, a Manic Pixie Dream Boy, is sent to group therapy after going off-script. Riley knows that breaking the rules again could get him terminated, yet he feels there must be more to life than recycling the same clichés for readers' entertainment. Then he meets Zelda, a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (Geek Chic subtype), and falls head over heels in love. Zelda's in therapy too, along with several other Manic Pixies. But TropeTown has a dark secret, and if Riley and his fellow Manic Pixies don't get to the bottom of it, they may all be terminated.


Lenore Appelhans is the author of several books for children and teens. Her work has appeared on the Bank Street Best Books list, won a SCBWI Crystal Kite award, and been featured on boxes of Cheerios. Lenore is an ambivert, a proud Slytherpuff, and a world traveler. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in the D.C. area with her family and her manic pixie dream cat.

Event date: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
2200 N. Westmoreland Street
Arlington, VA 22213
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$18.99
ISBN: 9781541512597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Carolrhoda Lab (R) - March 5th, 2019