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This New YA Novel Sends the ‘Rules for Being a Girl’ Up in Flames—See It Now!


This New YA Novel Sends the ‘Rules for Being a Girl’ Up in Flames—See It Now!

Cover Reveal: Rules for Being a Girl

Guess what, book nerds? Katie Cotugno and Candace Bushnell (of Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries fame—the fangirling is real) are teaming up to set fire to the rules. Namely, they’re bringing us a fiercely feminist new novel, Rules for Being a Girl.

Katie is known for her signature complicated and messy stories that we can’t get enough of, and Candace is the superstar that brought us the absolute icon that is Carrie Bradshaw, and let us tell you… together, this duo is pretty much unstoppable. Rules for Being a Girl is a story that totally gets what it’s like to be a girl in today’s society, with all of the restrictions, all of the expectations, and all of the rules. 

It’s a totally *epic* book, and we’re pumped to present to you the cover of this collaboration. Scroll down to see the cover and find out more about Rules for Being a Girl!


Rules for Being a Girl


Rules for Being a Girl Cover Reveal

  • Cover design by Jenna Stempel-Lobell

Isn’t it stunning? Mark your calendars, because Rules for Being a Girl hits shelves April 7th!


About Rules for Being a Girl

Candace Bushnell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Sex and the City, and Katie Cotugno, New York Times bestselling author of 99 Days, team up to write a smart, feminist novel about a girl who fights to expose sexism at her school after a run-in with a predatory teacher.

Rules for Being a Girl Cover RevealIt starts before you can even remember: You learn the rules for being a girl. . . .

Marin has always been good at navigating these unspoken guidelines. A star student and editor of the school paper, she dreams of getting into Brown University. Marin’s future seems bright—and her young, charismatic English teacher, Mr. Beckett, is always quick to admire her writing and talk books with her.

But when “Bex” takes things too far and comes on to Marin, she’s shocked and horrified. Had she somehow led him on? Was it her fault?

When Marin works up the courage to tell the administration what happened, no one believes her. She’s forced to face Bex in class every day. Except now, he has an ax to grind.

But Marin isn’t about to back down. She uses the school newspaper to fight back and she starts a feminist book club at school. She finds allies in the most unexpected people, like “slutty” Gray Kendall, who she’d always dismissed as just another lacrosse bro. As things heat up at school and in her personal life, Marin must figure out how to take back the power and write her own rules.

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