Part of a new series for older readers, Girl V the World:
It's Not Me, It's You
Erin doesn’t get what all the fuss is about. When did boys stop being friends and start being boyfriends? Why are all the girls in her year shaving their legs and slopping goop on their faces? And since when did her big sister start keeping secrets about her love life? Erin’s never been afraid of doing her own thing but she never thought she’d be deliberately left out.
What’s everyone’s problem?
Reviews of Girl V the World:
For my generation, answers to the question ‘Am I normal?’ and the unspoken mysteries of adolescence often had to be ferreted out of an old Judy Blume (which would always fall open at the ‘good bits’). Reading Waiting For It, one of four in a new series for 13-year-olds by well-known girls fiction writers, I was struck both by how much—and how little—the landscape has changed, and the ever-important role books like this play in helping us come to terms with the terrors of puberty. Bookseller+Publisher Magazine
It’s utterly perfect for so many reasons. One, their audience is growing up for Go Girl age, so now they can follow these brilliant authors as they grow up.Two, what a HUGE GAPING hole in the market and hooray for Hardie Grant Egmont for seeing this, and fixing it. What I love about this series is it truly focuses on the forgotten girls, yet it’s such an important time in their lives it’s little wonder that no-one has written for them specifically before. Literary Life