If you have ever been a teenage girl or you are one now, then this is the essential book for you! Some Girls Do: My Life as a Teenager is a funny and revealing collection of short stories contributed by some of Australia’s favourite female writers. The authors (including Belinda Alexandra, Jessica Adams, Kathy Lette, and many more) share with the reader intimate details about their own teen years, recounting all the excitement, drama and insecurities associated with adolescence. I loved this book because it offered an honest and optimistic portrayal of what it’s really like to be a teenage girl. “The 51 writers in this book have known angst, despair and not being part of the cool group, yet all have lived to tell the tale.”
Compiled as a fund-raiser for disadvantaged teenage girls, all royalties from Some Girls Do… go towards SISTER2sister – an Australian mentoring programme for young women.