Publisher Description

If you are looking for a happy book about beautiful people, this is the wrong story.
If you are looking for a narrative without emotion, without regrets, and without mistakes, this is definitely the wrong story.
This is by no means an uncomplicated tale about uncomplicated people. It is by no means sweet or light.
This story is ugly.
This story is complicated.
This story is emotional.
This story is tragic.
In short, this story is about being awkward.

Peregrine Storke is an artist with an odd sketchbook full of pictures she’s drawn since she was a child. It is a book full of strange sketches and awkward characters, for there is no better way to hide from bullying and life than to create a world of your own. With a stroke of her pencil, she has given life to a spectacled princess, a freckle-nosed king, a candy loving troll, a two-horned unicorn, and a graceless fairy.

At nineteen, Peregrine leaves her home, her sketchbook, and awkwardness behind. But what happens when something goes wrong in the world of Awkward? Trapped inside of her complex realm with the bully she thought to leave behind, Peregrine discovers there is nothing worse than falling for your own villain.

Young Adult
April 10
R.K. Ryals
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Bstarmx ,

Embrace your awkward

The Story of Awkward should be everyone’s favorite fairytale. This is a story of learning to love yourself. Learning to accept yourself and others, flaws and all. We live in a world were being superficial and fake is accepted as perfection and Hollywood makes it a norm for everyone to want to be a size zero, inject their face, where plastic surgery is a goal for young girls and our awkwardness makes us outsiders. This beautiful story is where fairytale meets reality. Real life struggles played out by relatable characters.

Sharon K Sherman ,

Color Me Grateful

I was more than pleasantly surprised by this colorful and imaginative fairytale. A fairytale that I truly could imagine myself in, warts and all. Ms. Ryals is a master storyteller with a penchant for exposing our foibles. Made for the silver screen, Her characters are colorful and delightful. The story, itself, has a way of reflecting back our struggles and our fears, providing contrast with the inevitable results. The real message? We make our own fairytales.

Abbyinthehouse ,


I love your book and your daughter and I are really good friends ❤️❤️❤️

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