Being a Girl by Hayley Long

Being a Girl

Written by Hayley Long
Illustrated by Gemma Correll

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‘There is no right way to be a girl or rubbish way to be a girl’, says Hayley Long, explaining the purpose of this positive and hugely reassuring guide for young girls. It’s a message that can’t be repeated often enough in this age of non-stop scrutiny by social media. She covers a wide range of subjects, from hormones and periods to fashion, hair and that all important ‘matters of the heart’. It’s all sensible stuff, but what makes it really special is the tone: friendly, accessible, sure to give readers confidence and remind them that being a girl is brilliant!


Being a Girl by Hayley Long

Bestselling YA author and sixth-form teacher Hayley Long provides a straight-talking guide to puberty...from cattiness to kisses, and everything in between. With witty black-and-white illustrations by Gemma Correll throughout, Being a Girl tells you everything you need to know about surviving puberty, in an honest and humorous way.

Being a girl is not all sugar and spice. How can you possibly survive school and even think about talking to your crush when you have spots in places you didn't even know you had, your boobs are too big (or too small) and the friend drama is off the charts.

The perfect companion to James Dawson's Being a Boy for any PSHE educator, library
or parent.


A book with chapters titles Hellcats and Hormones and A Quick Herstory Lesson definitely works for me... frank and funny with line drawings throughout. The Bookseller (Children's Previews)

About the Author

Hayley Long

Hayley Long lives in Norwich with her husband and a rabbit called Irma. Sometimes she is an English teacher, and the rest of the time she writes novels. They're the sort of novels which will make you laugh a bit and then make you feel sad a bit and then make you laugh again. Sort of like this: hahahaBOOHOOhahaha. Hayley also likes biscuits.

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224 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

4th June 2015




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logo Hot Key Books, a division of Bonnier Publishing, publish stand out, quality fiction, for 9 – 19 year olds, print and digital that people like to talk about. If you are looking for something a little bit different from your books, something a little bit special then Hot Key Books may well have just what you want.

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