Estella Harrison is a social media fascination whose entire life has been scripted by her mother for the benefit of ratings, brand deals, and keeping her a trending topic at all costs. As she tries desperately to unravel herself from her unscrupulous momager and bad Instagram reputation, she reconnects with Pip, the boy whose heart she broke on her mother's reality show when they were kids. Ready to move on from filtered-selfies, boyfriend-drama, and hashtag-domination, she shows up in NYC to start over and becomes undeniably linked with Pip, now a struggling singer/ songwriter, after he receives a groundbreaking donation on his crowdfunding campaign by a mysterious anonymous benefactor, turning him into an instant viral sensation and leading her into a public romance she can't escape.
THE GIRL YOU LOVE TO HATE is a modern social media twist on Great Expectations where Estella finally gets to tell HER side of the story.
Written by Writers Guild Award Winner Daryn Strauss aka @digitalchicktv (Downsized, Weight, Emmy winning The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Emmy nominated MAKERS narrated by Meryl Streep on PBS, #DAYOFF featuring Cameron Dallas, Nash Grier and Lauren Giraldo)
Interviewed by the #Wattpad4
Featured on Wattpad Retold page and Wattpad YA page
"I am in love with it!!!... it has Gossip Girl & Pretty Little Liars feels." New York Times Bestselling Author Danielle Paige, Dorothy Must Die
"Well THIS sounds like everything I didn't know I needed in my life." Beth Reekles, The Kissing Booth
"The writing here is sparkling, fresh, and full of intrigue. Wonderful opening!" Watty winner Brittanie Charmintine (Debbie Goelz)
listed on Binge-worthy Reads list of Fallzswimmer (Ali Novak)
New chapters on Wednesdays!
- Chapter One: Bye Old Me, Hello NYC!
- Chapter Two: Woman with a Grudge
- Chapter Three: Exactly the Wrong Thing
- Chapter Four: Listen Up, I'm Just an Ordinary Freshman
- Chapter Five: Reasons Why I Should Never Be Left Alone
- Chapter Six: Pip
- Estella's Playlist #1
- Chapter Seven: So I Clearly Shouldn't Have Done That!
- Chapter Eight: Anonymous Benefactor?!
- Chapter Nine: It's a Ruckus
- Chapter Ten: Estella is a Good Girl I Am
- Chapter Eleven: NYC Lights
- Chapter Twelve: Daylight
- Chapter Thirteen: Crowdfunding Hero
- Chapter Fourteen: Psycho