Thank you to Peachtree Publishing for sending me an ARC of this book.
I love comedy and I love YA, so I figured if you put the two together I would love it even more… and I was correct.
Haylah loves comedy and wants to be a stand-up comedian but she isn’t ready to get up on stage herself yet, so she starts ghostwriting for a comedian she has a crush on.
I knew with the premise that it would either be degrading to funny girls or that it would be empowering, and it was definitely the latter. At the beginning of the book, I was worried about the premise.
I was also worried about the opening itself, where was Haylah being hard on herself and her body. To my delight, the book ended up being very body positive.
Haylah could be a little unlikeable sometimes and I found myself getting frustrated at her for pushing everyone away, but then she would do something very human and it reminded me that she was an actual human and not just being a melodramatic teenager.
Overall, I’d give this book a solid 3.5 stars. It was a delightfully charming British comedy that will make fans of standup smile.