Girl v the World

Holy Crushamoly

When Phoebe is asked to join the debating team, she’s surprised, but excited. She’ll get to attend after-school debating meetings and competitions – all with her new teammate, and secret crush, Jagath.
But when Phoebe’s dad makes it clear he doesn’t like her hanging out with Jagath, she can’t understand why. Does he know about her crush? Or it is something else?
Phoebe knew she’d have to stand up in front of a class to debate; she didn’t realise she’d have to stand up for herself, and everything she believes in.


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

Holy Crushamoly!, the newest book in the Girl V the World series, definitely lives up to the high standards of the previous books. Phoebe goes through struggles with her family and all the themes are completely relevant to the average tween of today. ... I really love this series and I always recommend them to my friends. The themes are completely relevant (peer pressure, friendships, dating and family issues etc). I would recommend these books for girls aged 11-13. Kids' Book Review