All About a Girl


Author: Caitlin Moran

Publisher: carl´s books

ISBN: 3641153840

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3718

England 1990, die Happy Mondays sind in den Top of the Pops, Margaret Thatchers Regierungszeit neigt sich dem Ende zu, und das Land ächzt unter der Arbeitslosigkeit: Wie soll man bloß in einer Sozialsiedlung in Wolverhampton inmitten einer chaotischen Familie erwachsen werden – mit einem Vater, der seit zwanzig Jahren von einer Karriere als Rockstar träumt und einer Mutter, die, obwohl sie schon drei Kinder hat, eine erneute Schwangerschaft bis zum Geburtstermin als Magenverstimmung deutet? Reicht Johanna Morrigans Trickkiste aus schwarzem Eyeliner, Doc Martens, derben Sprüchen, einem wilden Partystil und einem immensen Wissen über angesagte Popmusik aus, um sich neu zu erfinden, endlich Sex zu haben und die Familie aus der Misere zu retten? Ein intelligenter, sprühend witziger Roman über das Erwachsenwerden, trügerische Rollenbilder und das Glück, ein Kind der Neunzigerjahre zu sein.

All about the Girl

Culture, Power, and Identity

Author: Anita Harris

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415946995

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 7914

This groundbreaking collection offers a complicated portrait of girls in the 21st Century. These are the riot grrls and the Spice Girls, the good girls and the bad girls who are creating their own "girl" culture and giving a whole new meaning to "grrl" power. Featuring provocative essays from leaders in the field like Michelle Fine, Angela McRobbie, Valerie Walkerdine, Nancy Lesko, Niobe Way and Deborah Tolman, this work brings to life the ever-changing identities of today's young women. The contributors cover all aspects of girlhood from around the world and strike upon such key areas as schooling, sexuality, popular culture and identity. This is new scholarship at its best.

Everything I Know about Being a Girl I Learned from a Drag Queen

Author: Lowrie Fawley


ISBN: 0557076331


Page: 165

View: 6013

On July 19, 2000 a chance encounter changed my life, reshaped my perspectives and took me in new directions I had never dreamed possible. Part memoirs, part socio-political and cultural history, Everything I Know about Being a Girl I Learned from a Drag Queen is a nonfiction account of life, love and acceptance blended with history, humor and photography, exploring the issues of gendered identity in the 20th and 21st centuries. From hate crimes to hairstyles, blending critical theory with personal insight, this book bridges the gap between the academic realm of gender studies and pop culture, and it does so with a humorous and personal approach.

Because I Am a Girl

I Can Change the World

Author: Rosemary McCarney,Jen Albaugh,Plan International

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781927583449

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 7902

Offers stories from girls from all around the world, as they share the difficulties, dangers, and obstacles they face because they are girls, as well as their strength to persevere and the hope that they have for the future.

All About Eve Trilogy

Six Steps to a Girl; Three's a Crowd and The One and Only

Author: Sophie McKenzie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471121607

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1680

View: 6047

Luke spots Eve at his dad's funeral. She's hot - and she's the perfect distraction from his messed up family life. There's only one problem - she's got a boyfriend. Still, Luke's not going to give up that easily... When he meets Ryan at a party and hears about 'the Six Steps method' to guarantee success with any girl, Luke determines to put it to the test. Step by step, he begins to get closer to Eve - but one step forward seems to mean two steps back, and when he's hospitalised by the jealous boyfriend, he wonders if any girl - even one as gorgeous as Eve - is really worth it... This ebook bind-up includes Six Steps to a Girl, Three's a Crowd and The One and Only.

A Girl Like Moi

The Fashion-Forward Adventures of Imogene

Author: Lisa Barham,Sujean Rim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416914439

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 471

After maxing-out her credit card, boarding school student Imogene gets an internship at a forecasting agency in New York and gets more than just a little side cash when suddenly she becomes the "it" girl of the fashion industry with front-row seats at all the shows, a Vespa to get around town, and the phone numbers of all the hottest divas in town! Original.

All about Guys

Author: CosmoGirl!

Publisher: Hearst Books

ISBN: 9781588163820

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 7604

Offers information and advice to teenage girls about self-identity, dating, and relationships with teenage boys, in a question-and-answer format.

For Girls Only

Everything Great About Being a Girl

Author: Laura Dower

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250089697

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 9198

Hey, Girls! Wanna have some fun? Here is a collection of everything great about being a girl! Are you ready to give the best sleepover party ever? Or the best pedicure? Make fortune-tellers, friendship bracelets, and collages? You'll learn about the coolest women in history, sports, and science. The greatest chick flicks to watch with your girlfriends and the best girl songs for dancing. Plus, there's real-life advice: how to be a responsible baby-sitter, get a summer job, remember your locker combo, and . . . save the world (as only a girl could do). You go, girl!

About a Girl

Author: Joanne Horniman

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741769515

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 204

View: 4577

A spellbinding love story between two young women that unfolds like a series of paintings and explores the tender moments that pull them together and the secrets that push them apart.

How to Build a Girl

Author: Caitlin Moran

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118514

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8140

The phenomenal Number One Sunday Times Bestseller in hardback and now Number One in paperback! My name’s Johanna Morrigan. I’m fourteen, and I’ve just decided to kill myself. I don’t really want to die, of course! I just need to kill Johanna, and build a new girl. Dolly Wilde will be everything I want to be, and more! But as with all the best coming-of-age stories, it doesn’t exactly go to plan... A Number One Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and now Number One in paperback, from Caitlin Moran, the award-winning and Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Be a Woman. (Selected by Emma Watson for her feminist book club ‘Our Shared Shelf’) **Caitlin Moran's second novel, HOW TO BE FAMOUS, sees the return of Dolly Wilde in a riotous coming of age novel set in the epicentre of Britpop London. Out Now**

About a girl

Author: tony nesca


ISBN: 1257102427

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 2065

"About a girl" is a short novel that begins with two strangers, a man and a woman, who meet at a bus-stop and go on an impromptu bar-crawl on a cool, winter day. Taking place in twelve hours it recounts the oddball, hardcore, characters they meet and their increasing emotional connection as they fall for each other almost immediately. Infused with sexual energy, pop-culture references, intellectual debate and literary allusions this is an unapologetic, uncensored look at our society through the eyes of the outsider. It is written in a free-flow, spontaneous style with long unhindered sentences that enable the reader's eye to glide down the page as the story flows and moves to an urban beat of strippers, punk rockers and nightlife happenings.

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

Author: Catherynne M. Valente

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1466828005

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 358

"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows—and their magic—to the world of Fairyland Below. This underworld has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September's shadow. And Halloween does not want to give Fairyland's shadows back. Fans of Valente's bestselling, first Fairyland book will revel in the lush setting, characters, and language of September's journey, all brought to life by fine artist Ana Juan. Readers will also welcome back good friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. But in Fairyland Below, even the best of friends aren't always what they seem. . . .

It's All About the Woman Who Wears It

10 Laws for Being Smart, Successful, and Sexy Too

Author: Cristina Perez

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110119667X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 424

Emmy(r) Award-winning Judge Cristina Perez, of Cristina's Court, imparts ten "laws" to empower women. With her quick wit, charm, and genuine compassion, Judge Perez has not only redefined the role of intimidating TV court judge, but also gained the trust and respect from a new generation of young women. In It's All About the Woman Who Wears It, Judge Perez lends the same candid voice, humor, and understanding that she applies in Cristina's Court to ten impactful laws. Together, these laws can teach women that the real essence of being sexy comes from a strong sense of identity. They address the problems women commonly face that prevent them from realizing their full potential for happiness. Sharing personal experiences that have made her the confident woman she is today as well as the many real-life lessons imparted from her cases, Judge Cristina's words will resound among this new generation of women who take a no-nonsense approach to life and, above all else, want to be true to themselves.


It’s All About Abigail

Author: Arthur L. Ellis, PhD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499024460

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 78

View: 8915

This is my Mom’s journal, the daily life of a single teenage mother. Her experience with me as an infant was so much fun. My Mom soon learned that it wouldn’t be easy caring for a baby all day, every day. Day one began the journey when she introduced me to her friends and family. She fixed my curly brown hair up in a bow, and put a newborn diaper on me. Mom didn’t know there were so many styles of diapers to choose from in the store. It was mind-boggling. My mom said I had the cutest little ears she had ever seen. I was very heavy for mom to carry me everywhere all over school, including her books! The only time when she needed a babysitter was when she had football games and class, so basically I was with the babysitter all day. I saw right then that day care would be a necessity. I hired my parents, my granddad, and my friends to baby sit. Whenever I and the other went to practice, we created a meeting place in the classroom. If Abigail were in need care services, I would pay around $90 a week just for her to go to day care, and that doesn’t include any extra food or diapers I would need to send. I also couldn’t imagine having to wake up every two hours all night long to feed, change diapers, and rock Abigail back to sleep. Then again, I know I would really love my baby, so I would take care of her the proper way. Before Abigail was born, I know I was going to name her Abigail. If one day I have a boy, I am going to name him Colton. Hopefully, whomever I marry will think the same. I have decided I only want a few children, about three, but I definitely do not want to be a pregnant mom in college, taking care of more children when I am only a kid myself. I know I would have to focus on my schoolwork instead of taking care of a baby. I gave Abigail a certain time to play and then it was nap time for my little baby. She needed her rest for the next day because we would have to go to school then day care all over again.

The Wild Girls

Author: Pat Murphy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101042761

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1341

It?s 1972. Twelve-year-old Joan is sure that she is going to be miserable when her family moves. Then she meets a most unusual girl. Sarah prefers to be called ?Fox,? and lives with her author dad in a rundown house in the middle of the woods. The two girls start writing their own stories together, and when one wins first place in a student contest, they find themselves recruited for a summer writing class taught by the equally unusual Verla Volante. The Wild Girls brilliantly explores friendship, the power of story, and how coming of age means finding your own answers.

Diamonds Are Not Always a Girl’S Best Friend

Author: Lema Long

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147710657X

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

View: 5469

When Brooklyn native Kennedy Owens moves to Orlando, Florida, her six best friends follow. The seven girls are enjoying their new life down south but are also dealing with a myriad of unpleasant life circumstances. Luckily, they have each other to lean on every step of the way. Unfortunately, there is an old friend back home in New York who isnt so much a friend but someone who wishes she were living the girls lives instead of her own. Despite the fact that she stays behind in Brooklyn, Diamond Robinson begins to cause trouble for the seven friends. Its bad enough that she sets out to win Skys husband, Fuji. But when Diamond hatches a plan to teach Portia what it means to live in the real world, she has taken it one step too far.

Ein Lied, so süß und dunkel

Author: Sarah McCarry

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641160189

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3259

Ihre Freundschaft ist so tief wie ihre Seele – ihre Liebe so abgründig wie das Jenseits. Sie und Aurora ... das ist für immer! So unterschiedlich die Mädchen auch sind – Aurora zart wie das Sonnenlicht, sie so düster wie die Mitternacht –, ihr Leben ist ein einziger gemeinsamer magischer Rausch aus Partys, Musik und Kunst. Doch als Jack in ihr Leben tritt, ist es wie ein schmerzhaft schöner Riss in ihrem Traum. Dieser begnadete Junge, der die Menschen mit seinen Liedern betört, hat nicht Aurora gewählt, sondern die Freundin in ihrem Schatten. Doch dann taucht Minos auf, ein zwielichtiger Clubbesitzer, der Jack und Aurora einen teuflischen Pakt anbietet. Als die zwei gemeinsam nach L.A. verschwinden, kann nur sie die beiden vor ihrem Verderben bewahren ...

Das Mädchen, das den Mond trank

Author: Kelly Barnhill

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733650638

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4557

Im Sternenlicht liegt natürlich Magie. Das ist allgemein bekannt. Aber Mondlicht: Das ist eine ganz andere Geschichte. Mondlicht ist pure Magie. Das weiß jeder. Diese Geschichte erzählt von einer Hexe, von der alle glauben, sie sei böse, einem kleinen Mädchen, das die Hexe bezaubert, einem sechsarmigen Sumpfmonster, das Gedichte liebt, von einem wahrhaft winzigen Drachen und einem jungen Mann, der sich aufmacht, die Hexe zu töten. Jedes Jahr lassen die Bürger des Protektorats ihr jüngstes Kind im Wald zurück – als Opfergabe zum Schutz vor der bösen Hexe. Jedes Jahr rettet die Hexe Xan die ausgesetzten Kinder, denn sie ist gar nicht böse. Dieses Jahr jedoch ist alles anders. Xan gibt dem ausgesetzten kleinen Mädchen aus Versehen Mondlicht zu trinken. Doch Mondlicht ist pure Magie! Und so wächst in dem Kind, genannt Luna, große Macht heran ... Wird sie diese Macht für das Gute einsetzen und die Stadt, die sie einst opferte, von ihrem grausamen Schicksal befreien? »So mitreißend und vielschichtig wie die Klassiker ›Peter Pan‹ und ›Der Zauberer von Oz‹.« New York Times