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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


    January 30, 2013


    576 pages

    RRP $39.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • 2008
    Best Designed Children's NF
  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    General Non-fiction
  • Australian Publishers Association
    Best Designed Children's NF
  • Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Awd
    Book of the Year
  • 2008
    Information Book
  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    Book of the Year
  • CBC Book of the Year
    Information Book

Also by Kaz Cooke

Girl Stuff 8–12
Up the Duff: The Real Guide to Pregnancy
Babies & Toddlers
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


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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Turtles All the Way Down
Generation One: Lorien Legacies Reborn
Thirteen Reasons Why
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
The Sun is also a Star
The Martian
The Hazel Wood
The Rains
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Captain Cook's Apprentice
Unreal! The Ultimate Collection: 30 Stories in 30 Years
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Artemis Fowl
Paper Planes
The Odyssey
Let It Snow