Congratulations to Sophie Jo, whose powerful and relevant debut, The Nicest Girl, publishes today (UCLan).

The Nicest Girl is a timely and insightful YA novel about the importance of boundaries and standing up for yourself. It tells the story of seventeen-year-old Anna, a teenager who struggles to overcome her issues of people-pleasing and finds it almost impossible to say the word ‘no.’ We follow Anna on a journey of growth as she learns about identity, boundaries, and relationships. Pitched as a ‘novel for anyone who’s ever struggled to put themselves first’, this is a huge relatable and relevant book which will have impactful change on young adults, and anyone who identifies as a people-pleaser.

Sophie Jo is an alumna of the Madeleine Milburn Mentorship scheme 2020. She is an ambassador for Women’s Aid, a national charity that works to end domestic violence against women and children, and has worked with the Sunday TimesCosmopolitanBBC Woman’s Hour and Avon to spread the word about healthy teen relationships, and supported the Women’s Aid media team with the construction of its Love Respect website. 

Congratulations, Sophie, on your publication day! You can get your copy here.