Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl

Joya Goffney

Age 14 +
03 May 2022
384 pages


The hotly anticipated second book from Joya Goffney, author of the 2021 YA romcom Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry.

Monique lives a perfect life - a preacher's daughter and the girlfriend of the town's golden boy. But it's not that simple. She's torn between her parents who want the pure virginal daughter, and her boyfriend, Dom, who wants to explore the more intimate side of their relationship.

Tired of waiting, her boyfriend breaks up with her, spurring Monique to discover she has a medical condition that makes her far from perfect and she concocts a plan to fix her body and win him back.

With the help of her frenemy, Sasha, the overly zealous church girl Monique's mum pushes her to hang out with, and Reggie, the town's bad boy, Monique must go on trips to unknown and uncomfortable places to find the treatment that will help her. But in doing so, she must face some home truths: maybe she shouldn't be fixing her body to please a boy, maybe Sasha is the friend she needed all along and maybe Reggie isn't so bad at all.

This is a powerful story about the journey towards loving yourself, told with heart, humour and a delicious love triangle.

Contains explicit references to sex and sexual health.
Powerful, boundary pushing, and charmingly funny.
Deeply empowering, sweet yet candid. A fearless story about the path to self acceptance.
I loved this book. Yes for the relatable content, humour and cuteness but for the positive Black narrative and romances that more people need to know about. For a quick, easy and fulfilled read, I commend you to pick this up when its out in May!