3 Reasons to Read … Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland

3 Reasons to Read...

So many books come out each week that it makes it hard to decide what to read. We want to make that a little bit easier on you by sharing our favorite releases from the week and telling you our top 3 reasons why we think you’ll love them too!

This week our selection is Hello, Sunshine by author, Leila Howland. Are you ready to hear more about this book and author? Here we go…

3 Reasons to Read … Hello, Sunshine by Leila HowlandHello, Sunshine by Leila Howland
Published by Disney-Hyperion on July 11th, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 368
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A Prep School Girl with a Hollywood Dream

Becca Harrington is a reject. After being rebuffed by every college on her list, she needs a fresh start, so she packs up everything and moves to LA, giving herself one year to land an acting gig or kill herself trying.

Unfortunately, not everything turns out as planned, and after a few grueling months, LA is looking like the worst idea ever. As hard as she tries, Becca can’t land an agent, she's running out of cash, and her mom is hounding her to apply to more schools. In an act of desperation, Becca and her friend Marisol start posting short videos online—with the help of their adorable filmmaker neighbor, Raj—and the videos catch the attention of a TV producer. Could this be it? Her big break? Or will she have to move back home with nothing but some bad head shots and a monstrous credit-card bill?

Becca may not get the Hollywood ending she was hoping for, but perhaps she’ll learn there’s more than one way to achieve her dream.

Readers will love every page of this funny, romantic, aspirational, and ultimately triumphant novel about a girl who just wants to make it on her own.


3 Reasons You Should Read…

Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland


  • We LOVED Nantucket Blue, so when we heard that Leila had another YA Contemporary coming out we were pumped! That’s scary territory though because you’re never sure if another book will live up to the hype in your head. We’re happy to say that Hello, Sunshine does that a more.
  • One of the things we loved most about this one was the crew of diverse characters. Becca is such a relatable character who we know readers will be rooting for. It was refreshing to see a character who had to work hard for her dreams instead of being handed them. We loved being inside her head and following her story.
  • If you’re looking for a quick summer read filled with friendships (both good and bad!), overcoming/dealing with mistakes, and discovering yourself all mixed in with some Hollywood drama- Hello, Sunshine is for you! We think you’re going to love it.



***Meet Leila Howland***

Author Leila HowlandA graduate of Georgetown University, Leila Howland spent five years acting in New York where she was a company member of the award-winning Flea Theater in Tribeca. It was a lot of fun and she often talks about “getting back into it.” The closest she has come was a stint as an extra on The Young and the Restless in 2010.

She is the author of the YA novels Nantucket Blue, for which she was named a Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start author, Nantucket Red, and Hello, Sunshine, as well as the Silver Sisters middle grade series and the upcoming Rapunzel and the Lost Lagoon. Leila now lives in Los Angeles, where she is a school librarian.

Find Leila Here:
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