Looking for a hilarious read to curl up with this Autumn? Then you need to add Pretty Funny for a Girl by Rebecca Elliot to your to-read list.
Pretty Funny for a Girl follows Haylah Swinton as she navigates love. life, crushes and trying to become a comedian.
Haylah Swinton is an ace best friend, a loving daughter, and an incredibly patient sister to a four-year-old brother. Best of all, she’s pretty confident she’s mastered making light of every situation—from her mom’s new boyfriend to unsolicited remarks on her plus-size figure. Haylah’s learning to embrace all of her curvy parts, and besides, she has a secret: one day, she’ll be a stand-up comedian star. But she’s pretty sure girls like her don’t belong on stage.
When impossibly cool and undeniably good-looking Leo reveals he’s also into comedy, Haylah jumps at the offer to ghostwrite his sets. But is Leo interested in returning the favor? And is Haylah too head-over-heels to notice? If Haylah’s ever going to step into the spotlight, she’ll need to find the confidence to put herself out there, strut like the boss she really is, and prove to everyone that she’s more than just funny “for a girl.”
Pretty Funny for a Girl is the first YA novel by author Rebecca Elliot who has previously been the author of, and illustrated many picture books including The Owl Diaries. She also co-hosts the Don’t Laugh But podcast with comedian Kirsty Hudson.
It’s a fantastic YA debut that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster as you read. It will make you laugh out loud and cry tears of joy as you become deeply embedded in Haylah Swinton’s life as if she was one of your best mates.
All the characters are so likeable and easy to connect with that it feels like you are reading the life story of someone you know.
It’s truly a feel-good read that will leave you smiling and we cannot wait to read the sequel Pretty Rude for a Girl when it’s released.
You can get a copy of the book here.
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