These five books cover a wide range of topics, from changing bodies and friendships, to social manners and etiquette. Whether read together with a parent, amongst a group of girls, or individually, these books are great to have on hand as a reference guide to the myriad of changes girls experience as a result of growing up.
I honestly thought it’d take about a year to write a full-length novel, I’d sell it, have money in the bank, and be off and running. The truth was that it took seven and a half years to sell my first book—a YA novel, A BLUE SO DARK. I drafted THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY in ’05, at the end of a make-or-break period.