Book Giveaway (3 signed copies): Ugly {Kelly Vincent}

Book Giveaway (3 signed copies): Ugly {Kelly Vincent}

As soon as I read the synopsis of Kelly Vincent’s Ugly, I immediately knew this was a book that I wanted to read and review on Book Coffee Happy. I was so excited when I received my print copy in the mail. I love the interesting cover!

Goodreads Synopsis of Ugly {Kelly Vincent}:

Sophomore Nic Summers tries to ignore the taunts of “ugly lesbian.”

Because she’s not sure they’re entirely wrong. But she also has bigger concerns for now, including prepping for the school’s art contest. And while she isn’t certain of her sexuality, she does know her life is on the verge of falling apart when her best and only friend, Sam, drops the bomb that her family’s moving to Scotland. Together, to soften the blow and distract themselves from the inevitable, they start Operation Social Interaction for Nic—or OSIN for short—to try to find her some new friends.

But it’s an uphill battle for the introverted teen artist.

As Sam’s last day nears, Nic’s self-confidence wavers even more, and she starts questioning everything. If lesbian doesn’t feel quite right, maybe she’s transgender? It isn’t until she stumbles across the label “gender nonconforming” that things start to make a little more sense, and fall into place. But finding the right label doesn’t really tell her what to do next, and before she knows it, Sam is gone.

Mustering all her resources, Nic realizes she needs to find her own path and live her own truth.

My Thoughts on Ugly {Kelly Vincent}:

Oh this book.

I absolutely loved it. What a beautifully written story with wonderfully descriptive characters. I felt all of Nic’s emotions as well as their emotional struggles as the story went on. My heart went from smiling to breaking as I read about how people treated and reacted to Nic. This book allows the reader to feel these emotions through such a personal perspective.

The biggest emotion that I felt while reading? I just wanted to hug Nic.

I had such a hard time saying good-bye to these characters (especially Nic) when I finished reading. You know the books where you close the cover and mentally just can’t move on? That was this book for me. I’m so happy to know that Kelly Vincent is busy working on a sequel! Uglier comes out in July and I love it already.

Every teenager (and adult!) should read this book. I truly can’t recommend it enough. You will smile, you will cry, you will LEARN. This is such an important book and absolutely one of the very best I’ve read in a very long time.

For a book titled Ugly, every single thing about this book is truly beautiful.

I absolutely loved it.

A Conversation With Kelly Vincent, in Her Own Words:

What was the hardest aspect of writing Nic’s story?

This was a very personal story and revisiting things that happened in my childhood stirred up a lot of feelings I’d sort of buried. But this actually helped me write the story, because I was able to still remember how those experiences felt so I could accurately convey how Nic felt when she experienced them. So even though it was hard and got me thinking about long-buried things, it was worth it. 

Without giving away spoilers, what are some takeaway messages that you hope readers will gain from reading Ugly?

You can’t always change the world and people around you, but you do have the power to change some things in your life. Sometimes it’s just a matter of thinking outside the box or being patient. As a teenager it can be hard to be patient–I remember that well–but things can change as you get more autonomy when you get older. 

Where can your book be purchased?

Ugly is available at all major book retailers, including in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and in ebook for Kindle, Nook, Apple, Google Play, and Kobo. It can also possibly be ordered through your local bookstore, depending on their policies. 

Any additional information that you would like to provide about you or your book:

I am getting ready to send the sequel to Ugly, currently called Uglier, out to beta readers. I plan to release it in July. I absolutely love where Nic’s story has gone–it completely surprised me. If you are interested in being a beta reader for Uglier or future books, you can contact me at (Uglier should work as a standalone if you are interested but haven’t read Ugly.)

Book Giveaway (3 Signed Copies):


Would you like to win a signed copy of Ugly? I have 3 signed copies to give away!  If you are a US resident, your signed book will be mailed directly to you. If you are an international follower, an ebook will be emailed to you.

To be entered, just leave a comment below (on this blog post)!  Your comment can be about anything!

**You must comment below to be eligible for the giveaway and you must comment here on this blog post (not on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)**

Giveaway will close tomorrow (4/20/22) at 6:00 pm CDT and the 2 winners will be randomly chosen and announced here on my blog on Friday (4/21/22).

I will post a video here on Friday of me choosing the winners!

Good luck!  Can’t wait to read your comments!



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16 thoughts on “Book Giveaway (3 signed copies): Ugly {Kelly Vincent}

  1. Hi Jenny,
    I look forward to seeing your Instagram posts about books that you’ve read and your coffee experiences with and without Splenda.
    I also love reading your blog.


  2. I would love to read this book, and when finished share it with my 16 year old niece. I would be so happy if you picked me! 🙂


  3. I would love to read this book. The reviews you leave has made such a difference on how I pick my books to read. Thank you


  4. I saw this book come across your blog and have added it to my ‘to be red list.’ This book looks like it is has my name written all over it. Thanks for the chance to win a signed copy!


  5. Love the important themes of this book, especially essential to talk about in today’s world! Will definitely be reading this one! Thank you for all your honest reviews, Jenny!


  6. I enjoy reading genres of books that are new to me. I am an avid reader and love expanding my mind. Thanks for the opportunity.


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