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.

Praise for Kathy

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

One-liners, wise cracks and witticisms

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