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'?!
Brilliantly warm, strangely wise, and absolutely laugh-out-loud funny, prepare to meet Haylah Swinton - a girl you'll never forget!
When Rebecca was six, she pronounced that she wanted to be 'an artist and a writer'. After a brief detour from this career plan involving a degree in philosophy and a dull office job, she fulfilled her dream in 2001 when she became a full time children's book illustrator. Since then she has published many books for children, including the bestselling Owl Diaries series. She lives in Suffolk with her husband, gorgeous children, crazy chickens and big lazy cat called Bernard.