They Say I'm Pretty Funny For A Girl

By: Rebecca Elliot
Location: FIC ELL
Genre: Romance, Humour

Does anyone ever really want to 'fall' in love? Knowing me I'll just trip over it and graze my knee on the gravel of humiliation.

Haylah Swinton is fairly confident she's brilliant at being a girl. She's an ace best friend, a loving daughter, and an INCREDIBLY patient sister to her four-year-old total nutter of a brother, Noah. But she has a secret. She wants to be a stand-up comedian, but she's pretty sure girls like her - big girls, girls who don't get all the boys, girls who a lot of people don't see - don't belong on stage.

That hasn't stopped her dreaming though, and when the seemingly perfect opportunity to write routines for older, cooler, impossibly funny Leo arises... well, what's a girl to do? But is Leo quite an interested in helping Haylah as he says he is? Will Haylah ever find the courage to step into the spotlight herself? And when oh when will people stop telling her she's 'funny for a girl'?!

"This is a seriously funny, entertaining, at times poignant and always captivating journey into a particularly beguiling teenage psyche. The central character is loveable whilst endearingly flawed, thoroughly believable, always amusing and utterly believable. All other characters are well drawn and the dialogue is superbly authentic. The plot is satisfyingly page-turning and the humour is fresh, sharp and genuinely laugh out loud, whilst never losing the powerful underlying theme that being happy in one’s own skin is at the heart of success in life.Pretty Funny is a superb first novel. Highly recommended. I look forward to the sequel!" Gill Lee Goodreads


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