Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for A MESSY, BEAUTIFUL LIFE by Sara Jade Alan, releasing October 2, 2017 from Entangled Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Sara:
I’m so excited to reveal the cover of my debut novel, A MESSY, BEAUTIFUL LIFE. The story is about Ellie, a teen improviser who does what any girl with a tumor in her femur would do when encouraged by the funny guy of her dreams: she enters a standup comedy contest. The artwork is based on a painting that is given to Ellie, and my publisher felt so strongly about having this art as the cover, that they changed the title of the book to fit the tone of the cover! When I first saw the image I gasped because it was so close to what I imagined, and I think the artist did an absolutely beautiful job.
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Here it is!
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A MESSY, BEAUTIFUL LIFE
Life is funny sometimes.
And not always the ha, ha kind. Like that one time where a hot guy tried to kiss me and I fell. Down. Hard. And then found out I had cancer.
I’m trying to be strong for my friends and my mom.
And I’m trying so hard to be “just friends” with that hot guy, even though he seems to want so much more. But I won’t do that to him. He’s been through this before with his family, and I’m not going to let him watch me die.
So, I tell myself: Smile Ellie. Be funny Ellie. Don’t cry Ellie, because once I start, I might not stop.
Sara Jade Alan , who perform about the highs and lows of writing and publishing. When she’s not writing or performing, she gives My Life Online presentations in schools to teach kids how to create a positive online footprint, and she’s an educator with Girls Leadership. Raised in a suburb of Chicago, Sara now lives in Colorado with her husband and daughter. A Messy, Beautiful Life, Sara’s debut YA novel with Entangled Teen, is inspired by her personal life story. performed in more than a thousand improvised and scripted shows. Currently she's one half the comedy duo
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