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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Girl vs the World
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Four companion pieces all taking the perspective of 13-year old girls, exploring their friendships and anxieties, self-obsessions, peer pressures and the all-important issue of relationships with boys (Magpies 27.4, September 2012)

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y separately published work icon Waiting for It Christine Keighery , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2012 Z1883761 2012 single work novel young adult 'There's something wrong with Hazel Atherton she just knows it. She's not a kid anymore, but she's not grown-up either. Hazel hasn't even kissed a boy and she's not sure she ever will. Although that doesn't stop her from thinking about Leo in the year above... Hazel wishes she could talk to her mum about it - but these days her mum is too busy hanging out with her new boyfriend. Does anyone understand what's going on with Hazel?' (From the publisher's website.) Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2012
y separately published work icon It's Not Me, It's You Thalia Kalkipsakis , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2012 Z1890149 2012 single work novel young adult Erin doesn't know exactly when it happened, but it happened. Boys stopped being friends and started being boyfriends. Girls began wearing make-up to school. And her big sister started keeping secrets about her love-life. It seems like everyone is changing around Erin, and yet she's still the same. She's fine doing her own thing, but she never thought she'd be deliberately left out. How can Erin grow up and just be herself? -- Back cover. Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2012
y separately published work icon Things I Don't Know Meredith Badger , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2012 Z1890154 2012 single work novel young adult

'There's a reason that the number thirteen is bad luck: it sucks to be thirteen. You're definitely not a kid anymore, but your parents still treat you like one. No-one escapes thirteen unscathed - not even the best looking, most popular people with straight white teeth. The best you can do is be true to yourself, even when everything's changing. Girl v the World is a funny and inspiring series about thirteen-year-old girls taking on the world. Because you've got to be strong to take it on! Lenni can’t please anyone lately. At school, her friends want her to kiss someone for a stupid competition. At home, her grandmother wants her to be more ladylike. And on the athletics field, her friend Adam has started acting like a big weirdo around her. Then Lenni meets Jo, the new girl at school, and everything feels so normal. Jo is cool and fun, and unlike anyone Lenni’s ever known. Finally, someone’s on Lenni’s wavelength! ' (Publication summary)

Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2012
y separately published work icon I Heart You, Archie de Souza Christine Keighery , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2012 Z1890157 2012 single work novel young adult

'There's a reason that the number thirteen is bad luck: it sucks to be thirteen. You're definitely not a kid anymore, but your parents still treat you like one. No-one escapes thirteen unscathed - not even the best looking, most popular people with straight white teeth. The best you can do is be true to yourself, even when everything's changing. Girl v the World is a funny and inspiring series about thirteen-year-old girls taking on the world. Because you've got to be strong to take it on! Edi lives a weird double life. At school, it seems like everyone loves her, but at home, her parents barely notice she exist – except when her marks aren’t good enough. So when Edi hooks up with her crush Archie, she can hardly believe her luck. Archie is super cute, and his family are the exact opposite to hers – warm and welcoming. Edi finally has the family she’s always wanted and she loves Archie more than anything. But does Archie feel the same way?' (Publication summary)

Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2012
y separately published work icon Invisible Me Christine Keighery , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2013 Z1913454 2013 single work novel young adult 'You're definitely not a kid anymore, but your parents still treat you like one. The girls at school are suddenly shaving their legs and wearing make-up. The boys are checking you out and trying to hook up at parties. (Or not checking you out, which is somehow worse.) No-one seems to get you - sometimes not even your best friends. Olympia has a few good things in her life. These include: her dog, Cricket; her painting and drawing; and the cute guy in the artsupplies store who keeps her daydreaming. But there are a lot of bad things too: her parents seem more concerned with their on-again-off-again relationship than they are with her, and even her best friend Edi seems to be zoning out on her. What does Olympia have to do to get their attention?' (Publisher's blurb)
Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2013
y separately published work icon How to Boost your Profile Meredith Badger , Richmond : Meredith Badger , 2013 Z1913457 2013 single work novel young adult 'Anya needs some serious cheering up. She's been dumped by a nerd, her parents are splitting up, and her mum's idea of a first bra is going to ruin her life. If only she could own the pretty, grown-up Charm Bra, everything could be different! But then Anya discovers a way to get what she wants. Sure, it's against the rules, but why shouldn't she bend them just a tiny bit to give herself a boost? It's not like she's hurting anyone.' (Publisher's blurb) Richmond : Meredith Badger , 2013
y separately published work icon Holy Crushamoly! Thalia Kalkipsakis , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2013 6341249 2013 single work novel young adult

'You're definitely not a kid anymore, but your parents still treat you like one. The girls at school are suddenly shaving their legs and wearing make-up. The boys are checking you out and trying to hook up at parties. (Or not checking you out, which is somehow worse.) No-one seems to get you - sometimes not even your best friends.' (Publisher's blurb)

Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2013
y separately published work icon Sophie Bennett Saves the Planet Meredith Badger , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2013 7776061 2013 single work novel young adult

'Girl v the World is a funny, inspiring and heart-warming series about thirteen year-old girls taking on the world. Sophie Bennett is known for being kind of quirky. She cares about animals and the environment way more than the other kids at school do. But sometimes it’s hard being the one who always speaks up. Will Sophie ever fit in? Or is it better to stand out?' (Publication summary)

Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2013
y separately published work icon Holy Crushamoly! Thalia Kalkipsakis , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2013 6341249 2013 single work novel young adult

'You're definitely not a kid anymore, but your parents still treat you like one. The girls at school are suddenly shaving their legs and wearing make-up. The boys are checking you out and trying to hook up at parties. (Or not checking you out, which is somehow worse.) No-one seems to get you - sometimes not even your best friends.' (Publisher's blurb)

Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2018
y separately published work icon The Last One in the Universe Chrissie Perry , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2018 13813251 2018 single work novel young adult

'Hazel’s friends are super cool, but she feels like a fraud. She doesn’t have her period yet and she’s never been kissed, and she’s not confident or pretty like her friends are, either! So what should she do about her crush on Leo, who’s sweet and funny but in the year above? Maybe it’s time to take matters into her own hands …' (Source: publisher's blurb)

Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2018
y separately published work icon Girls, Guys and Choc-Cherry Pies Meredith Badger , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2019 14735599 2019 single work novel young adult

'Leni has so many questions about growing up. And it seems the biggest ones are about herself …

Athletics star Leni is totally confused. She’s trained with her friend Adam for ages, so why is he suddenly acting strangely around her? And what’s she supposed to do about the kissing competition that her bestie’s organised? There’s no-one Leni’s even remotely into – and besides, she’d rather hang out with Jo, the new girl at school. 

Jo’s cool and fun and really seems to understand Leni. But as their friendship grows, Leni starts wondering if they might be more than friends. Maybe there is someone she’d like to kiss after all…'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2019

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Works about this Work

[Review] Girl V World 2012 It's Not Me, It's You Chloe Mauger , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 27 no. 4 2012; (p. 38)

— Review of Girl vs the World 2012 series - publisher novel ; It's Not Me, It's You Thalia Kalkipsakis , 2012 single work novel ; Waiting for It Christine Keighery , 2012 single work novel ; I Heart You, Archie de Souza Christine Keighery , 2012 single work novel ; Things I Don't Know Meredith Badger , 2012 single work novel
[Review] Girl V World 2012 It's Not Me, It's You Chloe Mauger , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 27 no. 4 2012; (p. 38)

— Review of Girl vs the World 2012 series - publisher novel ; It's Not Me, It's You Thalia Kalkipsakis , 2012 single work novel ; Waiting for It Christine Keighery , 2012 single work novel ; I Heart You, Archie de Souza Christine Keighery , 2012 single work novel ; Things I Don't Know Meredith Badger , 2012 single work novel
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