More Than One Way to Be a Girl

More Than One Way to Be a Girl

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A delightfully witty page-turner, brilliantly observed, with a sophisticated point to make about gender stereotypes - from internationally bestselling author Dyan Sheldon.

From the writer of Confessions of A Teenage Drama Queen and My Worst Best Friend comes this hugely entertaining teen read, all about what it really means to be a girl. ZiZi likes to think of herself as a girly girl: her wardrobe is almost exclusively pink, her daily makeup routine can take upwards of an hour and she loves a bit of a flirt. Her best friend Loretta is very different: all of her clothes are black, she doesn't wear any makeup whatsoever and she doesn't like the way ZiZi dumbs herself down for boys - or her old-fashioned ideas about "a woman's place". One day, they decide to make a bet. Can ZiZi stand looking like Loretta for longer than Loretta can bear dressing like ZiZi? As their summer unfolds - often hilariously - the pair are surprised to find they have a lot to learn from each other.
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Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 255g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406363030
  • 9781406363036
  • 576,050

Review quote

"It opens up feminist ideas for girls in a way that is fun and funny, while also recognising that boys can be restricted by gender stereotypes too. [...]It's a really good read, and one which opens up ideas rather than pushing messages. Highly recommended." * The School Librarian * "[...] a sharp, sweet satire. [...] Sheldon has a brilliant ear for teenage diction, and makes comic yet convincing characters of each. [...] Here, as in her other novels, her skill lies in her ability to inhabit the teenage perspective, and to satirise without sneering. [...] gripping read." * The Daily Telegraph *
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About Dyan Sheldon

Dyan Sheldon is a popular and highly respected author of books for teens and pre-teens as well as a number of stories for younger readers. Her bestselling titles include Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Confessions of a Teenage Hollywood Star, One or Two Things I Learned About Love, Tall, Thin and Blonde and the picture book The Whales' Song, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1990. American by birth, Dyan lives in London, NW1. Visit Dyan at www.dyansheldon.co.uk
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Rating details

44 ratings
3.38 out of 5 stars
5 14% (6)
4 36% (16)
3 34% (15)
2 7% (3)
1 9% (4)
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