Haylah Swinton has finally made it. Her YouTube comedy channel is a comedic hit, and her laugh-out-loud content is big, bold, and funnier than a cat in a onesie playing bagpipes. But life online has more than its fair share of trolls, and it turns out proving she’s funny is tougher than Haylah thought it’d be.
Throw in plenty of body image issues, a new boyfriend who won’t initiate the first kiss, and a deadbeat dad who decides to show up out of the blue, and this aspiring all-star comedian finds her life turned upside down yet again. Finding herself in another messy situation, Haylah turns to her growing online community where she vents about anything and everything going wrong in her life. Will her over-sharing cause her popularity to backfire? And what happens when her friends and family discover her ranting videos?
A hilarious and heartfelt follow up to Rebecca Elliott’s debut novel Pretty Funny for a Girl, YA readers are sure to snort, guffaw, and cringe through this binge-worthy new story packed with family drama, boy drama, and a budding comedian at the center of it all.
“A charming sequel of self-discovery, first love, and forgiveness.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Hilarious and heartrending.” —Booklist
“Once again, Elliott skillfully captures the unique voice of a teenage girl who is still discovering herself and how to communicate.” —School Library Journal
Find Pretty Rude for a Girl this October at your local library, indie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble, and be sure to check out the rest of our brand-new picture books and middle grade and YA titles coming to Peachtree this season!