A Girls Guide to Guys Meeting Them, Managing Them and All That Love Stuff by Rachel Hill

A Girls Guide to Guys Meeting Them, Managing Them and All That Love Stuff

Written by Rachel Hill
Illustrated by Heby Sim


A Girls Guide to Guys Meeting Them, Managing Them and All That Love Stuff by Rachel Hill

The unknown world of boys has been a problem that has plagued girl-kind for many a century. What do you say to them? Which ones should you avoid? And what is going on in that little brain of theirs when they look at you? If only they came with a manual or something...Well now they do! A lovely step by step guide that's split into easy stages, taking you from finding the right kind of boy for you right up to ending a relationship and starting all over again. Wave goodbye to worrying about what kind of shoes to wear for a date or how to make the first move; it has all been covered. But how do you use this brilliant little tool? Well, if you want you can read through each chapter and follow the advice you find in it step by step. But there's also a handy content list at the beginning of each stage so you can skip to any section you want to read about. Keep a look out for sections called friends; these bits are dedicated to how to keep the balance between boyfriends and girlfriends. Also included is Outfits for all occasions, your very own boutique complete with personal stylist to make sure you get your right look every time. To begin with it would help if we found out a little bit more about those strange creatures we call boys. They can be a bit tricky to understand so it's best to liken them to something most girls know a little bit more about. Like shoes. Yes, boys are a little like shoes. Why? Well...They can be useful. But mainly...They are nice to look at. Getting the right one can be a lovely accessory to an outfit. There are times when you couldn't do without them. And there are times when you'd rather do without them. Get the wrong ones and they can hurt. There are many types and often the ones that look the nicest are completely unpractical. Like shoe shopping, you need to get to know what's out there before you make your final purchase. Your first task, should you choose to accept it, is one of girl kind's most notable hobbies...with a twist...boy shopping! To make things even easier, included here is the very first boy catalogue giving you an extensive look into all the boys on the market. Good luck and happy shopping!


Keris Stainton author of Della SaysA Cute and funny, with some excellent advice (and really adorable illustrations)

! We Chatted to Rachel Hill, the author of A Girls Guide to Guys who told us how she went from bedroom scribbler to author!

I wrote it because I just wished that there was a book like it to help me on what to do when it comes to boys, because I found it a nightmare when I was younger! It all started when I was 16. It was summer and I was bored, so i decided to write a lads guide for myself, just for fun. I read shout all the time and I loved how chatty and funny it was, so I decided to write with the same attitude - keeping it fun and positive! Chatting to boys can be so stressful and serious, but shout showed me it doesn't have to be. It's always packed with great advice, and I learned so much about boys from it, which was a great help for writing the book! When I finished it, I just put it in my wardrobe and forgot about it, until one day when I was cleaning out my room a few months later, I found it again. When I read it over I thought maybe and should try and get it published. I bought the book Writer's Market, which is has a list of publishers who accept unsolicited manuscripts. I sent out quite a few to publishers, and after I got back a number of rejection letters, I finally received a 'yes'! Nicholas Reardon, my publisher, then made sure my book was edited properly and brought in this amazing artist from Malaysia, Heby Sim, to draw all the cool illustrations in the book.

When I finally saw copies of the book, I was really excited - it was so strange seeing my scribbles from a notepad in book looking so professional!

About the Author

Author: Rachel Hill (AKA Gabby) Aside from a few short stories about Keanu Reeves, this is Rachel's first attempt at writing. She has just trudged her way through her school years and is now ready to begin the hard life of a university student; where it is clearly all serious work and early mornings. As well as giving her an excuse to laze around and read books all day, she hopes her choice of an English Literature course will finally knock the confusion between 'your' and 'you're' out of her once and for all. A Girls Guide to Guys was written as a result of Rachel being absolutely hopeless when it came to anything boy related. Turning to girly magazines, she found some help in numerous how to articles but found mainly that these were written for semi-capable people who only needed a little push in the right direction. Rachel did need someone to tell her how to do something; she needed someone to tell her how to do everything, right down to the shoes to wear. Because it's all very well to tell someone to 'smile alluringly' but there is a surprisingly fine line between 'flirting with your eyes' and scary evil stare. Sometime later, when she'd finally gathered her information together from a secret boy source who may or may not know his giving away of guy secrets have found their way into a book, she decided that there was a slim chance there were other girls out there similarly hopeless with boys and so maybe she should share what she'd found out. The guide is introduced by a character called Gabby who leads the reader through the guide explaining all about the strange alien life from that gives every girl problems, BOYS! Why Gabby? Because then she can pretend it is her alter ego who knew what to do all along. Illustrator: Heby Sim (Manga Artist) Heby is also at University where she is training to be a teacher, her loves are Cats, Chocolate and Drawing and has not only brought to life in drawings Rachel's alto ego Gabby but also created all the images of the Boys in the Boy Catalogue. If both girls had to agree on a favorite Guy image in the book then they would go for Mr Random Encounter on page 18 as they say he looks so cute with his sunglasses. Heby has also illustrated other books in the Chocolate Manga Series for Reardon Publishing.

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108 pages


Rachel Hill
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Reardon Publishing

Publication date

15th March 2010



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