Puberty Blues

The definitive story of teenagers navigating the chaos of life

‘By day, we were at school learning logarithms, but by night – in the back of cars, under the bowling alley, on Cronulla Beach, or, if you were lucky, in a bed while someone’s parents were out – you paid off your friendship ring.’

For Deb and Sue, life is about surfies, panel vans, straight-leg Levis, nicking off from school, getting wasted and fitting in. But why should guys have all the fun?

Puberty Blues is about ‘top chicks’ and ‘surfie spunks’ and the kids who don’t quite make the cut: it recreates with fascinating honesty a world where only the gang and the surf count.

Puberty Blues is a profoundly moral story.

Germaine Greer

I don’t recall reading Puberty Blues so much as devouring it. I was fascinated. The honesty of the story made it hysterical and terrifying at the same time.

Kylie Minogue

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  • Hello Mrs Lette, I was just thinking the same thing today, I wonder if you would be making a sequel about puberty blues “menopause blues” about Sue and Debbie all grown up with kids of their own and what else has happened to the last of the greenhill gang

  • I just finished watching Puberty Blues for the 3rd time and as a writer of fiction, I too am wondering if you ever wrote a sequel (s) to this…I have had a lot of ideas on how to continue the story…if you haven’t and don’t plan one, I would like to try writing an initial sequel…give it to you to approve and then use either my publisher (Ingraham) or yours.


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