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The must-have girls’ guide for the teen years.

With more than 600 pages and heaps of cartoons, Girl Stuff has everything girls need to know about: friends, body changes, shopping, clothes, make-up, pimples (arrghh), sizes, hair, earning money, guys, embarrassment, what to eat, moods, smoking, why diets suck, handling love and heartbreak, exercise, school stress, sex, beating bullies and mean girls, drugs, drinking, how to find new friends, cheering up, how to get on with your family, and confidence.

Each chapter includes facts, hints, inspiring lists, hundreds of quotes from real girls, and details for over 350 websites, books and other information. This completely revised edition, written in extensive consultation with more than 70 medical and practical experts, provides the most up-to-date and useful information possible.
'Girl Stuff is the ultimate teen guide.' Courier Mail
'Kaz Cooke has come to the rescue… (Girl Stuff) goes way beyond the usual girly stuff of pimples, periods and pashing. It covers everything from physical changes and body image to teenage brains, moods, alcohol, drugs, confidence, friendship, relationships, mental health, money, school, work, feminism and marketing scams.' Herald Sun
'The ultimate reference book for any girl.' Girlfriend
'It has practical advice on diet, health, sex, and other embarrassing problems.' Good Health & Medicine

'If you're worried about your teenage daughter, buying this book may be one of the best things you can do to help guide her through. I wish I had this sort of information at my disposal during those testing years.' Manly Daily
'Kaz doesn't preach, she talks to you like your best friend.' New Idea
'Girl Stuff is the kind of book most girls will enjoy, read voraciously and refer to over and over again … Cooke genuinely respects her readers and it shows' Sydney Morning Herald

'The book is filled with quotes from teenagers, giving it a chatty and informal style, but also a real insight into the mysterious minds of teens.' Sunday Examiner
'Whether you're a teenage girl or the parent of one, you'll love (Girl Stuff), a guide to navigating those tricky pre-adulthood years… and its written in Cooke's inimitable, humorous style.' Sunday Herald Sun
'A survival guide covering sex, love, pubic hair, cyber-safety, money, hair ironing, shopping, self-defence, homework, brain-care, how to change the world and a zillion other things that weigh heavily on girls' minds…' The Australian

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780670076666

    January 30, 2013

    Viking (AU Adult)

    576 pages

    RRP $39.99

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    Or

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Awards and Recognition

  • 2008
    Winner
  • 2008
    Australian Book Industry Awards
    Winner
  • 2008
    Australian Book Industry Awards
    Winner
  • 2008
    Australian Book Industry Awards
    Winner
  • 2008
    Australian Book Industry Awards
    Winner
  • 2008
    Australian Publishers Association
    Winner
  • 2008
    Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Awd
    Winner
  • 2008
    Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Awd
    Winner
  • 2008
    Shortlisted
  • 2008
    Australian Book Industry Awards
    Shortlisted
  • 2008
    Australian Book Industry Awards
    Shortlisted
  • 2008
    CBC Book of the Year
    Shortlisted

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Should you Immunise Your Kids? Penguin Special
Escaping Control & Abuse: How to Get Out of a Bad Relationship & Recover from Assault
Women's Stuff
Kidwrangling: Looking after babies, toddlers & preschoolers
Wanda-Linda Goes Berserk
The Terrible Underpants
The Arts of Beauty & Hints to Gentlemen on the Art of Fascinating