{Exclusive Author Reading+Giveaway} Pretty Funny for a Girl by Rebecca Elliott

October 2, 2020 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews, Young Adult 2

{Exclusive Author Reading+Giveaway} Pretty Funny for a Girl by Rebecca ElliottPretty Funny for a Girl by Rebecca Elliott
Pages: 384
Published by Peachtree Publishing Company on October 1, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher

A candid and laugh-out-loud journey of family, friends, and fierce mistakes.

Haylah Swinton is an ace best friend, a loving daughter, and an incredibly patient sister to a four-year-old nutcase of a 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-sized 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.

So when impossibly cool and thirstalicious Leo reveals he's also into comedy, Haylah jumps at the chance to ghost-write his sets. But is Leo as interested in returning the favor? Even though her friends warn her of Leo's intentions, Haylah's not ready to listen--and she might just be digging herself deeper toward heartbreak. If Haylah's ever going to step into the spotlight, first she'll need to find the confidence to put herself out there and strut like the boss she really is.

Rebecca Elliott's hilarious and authentic narrative voice is sure to capture readers' hearts as her plus-sized, teenage heroine navigates learning to love the body she's in while dealing with friends, family, and boys.



Today I am SUPER excited to share an exclusive video of Rebecca Elliott reading the first chapter of her new book, Pretty Funny For A Girl! And she has an awesome giveaway for you, so check out the reading of the first chapter and then be sure to enter the giveaway down below.

If you want to see my thoughts on the book, you can check out my review HERE

“A feel-good story featuring a narrator who’s likable and genuinely funny, even at her most self-deprecating. Dreams, being true to oneself, body-image issues, single parenting, family dynamics, self-confidence, and a realistic depiction of friendship make this a refreshing coming-of-age read full of optimism, dreams, and plenty of stereotype-smashing laughs. A natural pick for Dumplin’ (2015) fans.”

— Booklist


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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2020 New Release Challenge

2 Responses to “{Exclusive Author Reading+Giveaway} Pretty Funny for a Girl by Rebecca Elliott”

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    What scenes were the hardest for you to write and conversely, which were the easiest?

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