FOR ANYONE WHO HAS EVER FELT LIKE THEIR OWN WORST ENEMY...
Scarlett makes mistakes - over and over again.
She’s not perfect, she has a tricky relationship with her mother and is desperate for people to like her. She repeatedly goes back to the people who hurt her,
no matter how badly.She moves to London with no plan (of course), but manages to land a job at a modelling agency. Finally, she’s getting her life on track,
but the fashion industry is a murkier place than she had imagined. She changes herself to please other. Just as she starts to find her place,
Scarlett's life begins to spiral. But at least people know her, she is starting to become someone.
AND SURELY IT'S BETTER TO BE SOMEONE, EVEN IF IT'S SOMEONE YOU HATE?
PRAISE FOR THE HIGH MOMENTS
'Addictive, hilarious, bold.
A joyous and sexy ride into a hedonistic and glamorous world underpinned with true insight and deep humanity'
EMMA JANE UNSWORTH
Author of Animals and Adults
Brilliantly highlights the insecurities of being a young woman and not feeling like you've 'become' anything yet - it also shows the darkness and toxicity that can linger behind a so-called 'dream' job. It made me feel uncomfortable, and made me laugh -
a sign of a good book
Author of Olive and Ctrl Alt Delete
I was obsessed with the insight into the murky world of modelling, and the way Sara-Ella explores the feelings of "other" that can consume so much of our twenties. It's a must-read for everyone who had ever dreamt of being a somebody. One of the most seductive and accomplished debuts I have ever read."
LAURA JANE WILLIAMS,
Author of Our Stop
The High Moments is a beautiful, messed-up mash-up of The Devil Wears Prada and Fleabag. Set in the seedy underbelly of the high octane world of fashion, modelling and Instagram influencers, Scarlett is the perfect heroine for our times. Essential reading for anyone relieved to be done with their twenties and a cautionary tale for those who are still living them!
Author of RESCUE ME
If you were a fan of Lena Dunham’s Girls then Sara-Ella Ozbek’s latest could be
your new best friend.
An exhilarating, edgy, roller coaster of a story from start to finish. The High Moments is a fascinating window into the bright lights - and underbelly - of the fashion industry, with fabulously honest, fast-paced writing that sucks you in, spins you around and leaves you feeling breathless by the end.A complete thrill to read!
Author of The Shelf
This crisp, funny debut novel offers a stark look at the modelling industry and the awkward situations frequently faced by twenty-something women . . . While there are moments of darkness, it'll also leave you feeling *seen*