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Pretending : why be yourself when you can be perfect?

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He said he was looking for a “partner in crime,” which everyone knows is shorthand for “a woman who isn’t real.” April is kind, pretty and relatively normal—yet she can’t seem to get past date five. Every time she thinks she’s found someone to trust, they reveal themselves to be awful, leaving her heartbroken. And angry. Until she realizes that men aren’t looking for real women—they’re looking for Gretel. Gretel is perfect—beautiful but low-maintenance, sweet but never clingy, sexy but not too easy. She’s your regular, everyday Manic-Pixie-Dream-Girl-Next-Door with no problems. When April starts pretending to be Gretel, dating becomes much more fun—especially once she reels in the unsuspecting Joshua. Finally, April is the one in control. It’s refreshing. Exhilarating, even. But as she and Joshua grow closer, and the pressure of keeping her painful past a secret begins to build, how long will she be able to keep on pretending?

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Victor Farmington Library BOU (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300942139
Checked out
02/11/2021
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035 . ‡a(OCoLC)1202664056
040 . ‡aHQD ‡beng ‡erda ‡cHQD
049 . ‡aMP6
082 4. ‡a813
1001 . ‡aBourne, Holly
24510. ‡aPretending : ‡bwhy be yourself when you can be perfect? / ‡cHolly Bourne.
264 1. ‡aToronto, Ontario; Canada ‡bMira Books, ‡c2020
300 . ‡a412 pages ; ‡c21 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
500 . ‡aTitle page includes the crossed out words Sexy Fun Honest Cool above the title.
520 . ‡aHe said he was looking for a “partner in crime,” which everyone knows is shorthand for “a woman who isn’t real.” April is kind, pretty and relatively normal—yet she can’t seem to get past date five. Every time she thinks she’s found someone to trust, they reveal themselves to be awful, leaving her heartbroken. And angry. Until she realizes that men aren’t looking for real women—they’re looking for Gretel. Gretel is perfect—beautiful but low-maintenance, sweet but never clingy, sexy but not too easy. She’s your regular, everyday Manic-Pixie-Dream-Girl-Next-Door with no problems. When April starts pretending to be Gretel, dating becomes much more fun—especially once she reels in the unsuspecting Joshua. Finally, April is the one in control. It’s refreshing. Exhilarating, even. But as she and Joshua grow closer, and the pressure of keeping her painful past a secret begins to build, how long will she be able to keep on pretending?
650 0. ‡aFale personation ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aOnline dating ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aSelf-realization in women ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aMan-woman relationships ‡vFiction.
655 0. ‡aRomance fiction.
655 0. ‡aHumorous fiction.
655 0. ‡aFiction.
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