The Comedienne’s Guide to Pride by Hayli Thomson
The Comedienne’s Guide to Pride is the debut YA novel by Hayli Thomson. While it could easily summed up as a sapphic rom-com, it’s more aptly the story of a high school senior coming to terms with her sexuality, and coming out to her friends and family. Taylor Parker is the daughter of two comedians – one who is a successful Christian comedian, and one who gave up her career to raise Taylor. Though her parents are now divorced, she doesn’t think either one of them will approve of their daughter being a lesbian – or a comedian.
When Taylor receives a notification that she’s a finalist for the Emerging Writers’ Diversity Award and has a chance to win an internship at Saturday Night Live, she has less than two months to come out to her friends and family before the winner is announced. She is terrified. On top of everything else, Charlotte Grey, the girl Taylor is in love with, asks for help with her senior project, putting them in close proximity.
The Comedienne’s Guide to Pride is witty and emotional, and so very fun to read.
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The Comedienne’s Guide to Pride cover and book design credit: Kylie Alexander.
The Comedienne’s Guide to Pride cover illustration credit: Agustina Gastaldi.
Advance Reading Copy provided by Page Street Publishing
via Netgalley at my request.