More Than One Way to Be a Girl

By Dyan Sheldon

A delightfully witty page-turner, brilliantly observed, with a sophisticated point to make about gender stereotypes – from internationally bestselling author Dyan Sheldon.

"Gripping ... a sharp, sweet satire." Daily Telegraph From the writer of Confessions of A Teenage Drama Queen and My Worst Best Friend comes this hugely entertaining teen read, all about what it really means to be a girl. ZiZi likes to think of herself as a girly girl: her wardrobe is almost exclusively pink, her daily makeup routine can take upwards of an hour and she loves a bit of a flirt. Her best friend Loretta is very different: all of her clothes are black, she doesn’t wear any makeup whatsoever and she doesn't like the way ZiZi dumbs herself down for boys – or her old-fashioned ideas about “a woman’s place”. One day, they decide to make a bet. Can ZiZi stand looking like Loretta for longer than Loretta can bear dressing like ZiZi? As their summer unfolds – often hilariously – the pair are surprised to find they have a lot to learn from each other.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 12+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406363036
  • Published: 06 Jul 2017
  • Price: £6.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 368

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Customer reviews


'“[...] a sharp, sweet satire. [...] Sheldon has a brilliant ear for teenage diction, and makes comic yet convincing characters of each. […] Here, as in her other novels, her skill lies in her ability to inhabit the teenage perspective, and to satirise without sneering. […] gripping read.”' The Daily Telegraph

'“It opens up feminist ideas for girls in a way that is fun and funny, while also recognising that boys can be restricted by gender stereotypes too. […]It's a really good read, and one which opens up ideas rather than pushing messages. Highly recommended.”' The School Librarian

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