Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My Little Brony - Book Review

When I was a little kid, I played with My Little Pony figures. Back then, My Little Pony characters were pastel and sweet and perfect for little girls. But today's My Little Pony characters have a much edgier, fashion-forward, anime-style look making them appeal to girls and boys.

If you've never heard of Bronies, then let me introduce you to the 7-12 million American males who self-identify as My Little Pony-loving and -watching Bronies.

And if you are a Brony, then you might enjoy the new novel My Little Brony by K. M. Hayes.

This is my kind of novel for kids. The teenage characters aren't engaging in underage drinking, drug use, or sex. There's a romantic interest but it's a very minor subplot and doesn't define the whole story.

This novel tells MY truth as a teenager!!! (Except instead of liking My Little Pony, it was Star Wars, Spice Girls, BSB, and The Lord of the Rings.)

My Little Brony is about a boy named Drew who is struggling to fit in at school and live up to his father's expectations. He's just started high school, and while he feels bad or the girl in his class who gets picked on for dressing like My Little Pony characters, he doesn't stick up for her because he's just glad no one's picking on him for a change.

And the one night while babysitting his little sister, Drew actually watches an episode of My Little Pony. And it's not bad!

Watching the show opens up a whole new world for Drew. A world of new friends, the courage to stand up for others and himself, and self-discovery. But just as Drew is finally figuring out where he fits in, will his father take it all away?

This book is perfect for My Little Pony fans both boys and girls, and it will most likely appeal to them most. But it's also good for any kid who feels left out or doesn't know what direction they want their life to take. This is definitely an engaging book for ages 12 and up. I finished it in a day! It's an easy, fast-paced read that will have readers rooting for the characters and, hopefully, rooting for themselves, too!

My Little Brony is published by Skyhorse Publishing and is on bookstore shelves now. I received a free review copy of the book for my honest review.

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