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"Funny and heartfelt. I loved it." Melina Marchetta

You know those movies where teenagers have the summer of their lives?

This summer is probably not going to be that.

Here lies Maisie Martin, dead from embarrassment, aged sixteen.

The last thing Maisie Martin thought she'd be doing this summer is entering a beauty pageant.

Not when she's spent most of her life hiding her body from everyone.

Not when her Dad is AWOL for Christmas and her best friend starts going out with the boy she's always loved.

But Maisie's got something to prove. And she's not going to let anything or anyone - including herself - hold her back.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS YOUNG ADULT BOOK PRIZE 2019

PRAISE FOR WHAT I LIKE ABOUT ME

"Teens are gonna LOVE this book. Such a sweet coming of age tale." Clementine Ford, bestselling author of Fight Like a Girl

"I wish I could have read this when I was fifteen - it would have changed everything." Claire Christian, author of Beautiful Mess

"
Heartfelt and unexpectedly deep under its sparkling exterior, this novel features an authentic teen voice, a diverse cast of genuinely likeable characters, a distinctly (and refreshingly) Australian ambience, and a charming protagonist." Readings

"
Coming of age in the new age requires fresh narratives in unsure times, and Guillaume chooses to uplift rather than shoot teenagers in a barrel. She teaches body positivity, support networks and shuns not talking about your problems. And that's laudable." Artshub (starred review)

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760559120
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 26/02/2019
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Teenage & Young Adult Fiction / Young Adult
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Pages: 256
  • Price: $16.99

"Funny and heartfelt. I loved it." Melina Marchetta

You know those movies where teenagers have the summer of their lives?

This summer is probably not going to be that.

Here lies Maisie Martin, dead from embarrassment, aged sixteen.

The last thing Maisie Martin thought she'd be doing this summer is entering a beauty pageant.

Not when she's spent most of her life hiding her body from everyone.

Not when her Dad is AWOL for Christmas and her best friend starts going out with the boy she's always loved.

But Maisie's got something to prove. And she's not going to let anything or anyone - including herself - hold her back.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS YOUNG ADULT BOOK PRIZE 2019

PRAISE FOR WHAT I LIKE ABOUT ME

"Teens are gonna LOVE this book. Such a sweet coming of age tale." Clementine Ford, bestselling author of Fight Like a Girl

"I wish I could have read this when I was fifteen - it would have changed everything." Claire Christian, author of Beautiful Mess

"
Heartfelt and unexpectedly deep under its sparkling exterior, this novel features an authentic teen voice, a diverse cast of genuinely likeable characters, a distinctly (and refreshingly) Australian ambience, and a charming protagonist." Readings

"
Coming of age in the new age requires fresh narratives in unsure times, and Guillaume chooses to uplift rather than shoot teenagers in a barrel. She teaches body positivity, support networks and shuns not talking about your problems. And that's laudable." Artshub (starred review)

Author Information

Jenna Guillaume was editor-at-large for BuzzFeed Australia, where she wrote about very important things like pop culture, identity, feminism, social media, and Chris Hemsworth's biceps. Previously, she spent more than half a decade in the features department of Girlfriend magazine, editing the sealed section (yes, all those questions are real), and writing about everything from bullying and body image to bad kisses and boy bands. She was also a contributor to Girlfriend Life Hacks, an essential guide to navigating a girl's completely-awkward-but-totally-awesome teen years.

AUTHOR EVENTS

1 May 2021

Will we ever tire of the foibles and frivolities of our favourite characters in their pursuit of love? Rawah Arja (The F Team), Frances Chapman (Stars Like Us) and Jenna Guillaume (You Were Made for Me) join Youth Curator Rodah Elemam to talk troublesome love and all the things that can go wrong (or right).

2:00 PM

Carriageworks, Elston Room
245 Wilson St Eveleigh NSW 2015 Website



1 May 2021

Each of us - including your favourite YA authors - has a treasured protagonist, antagonist or side character who we firmly believe should have nothing bad ever happen to them. Join Zana Fraillon (The Lost Atlas), Garth Nix (The Left-Handed Booksellers of London), Will Kostakis (Rebel Gods), Gary Lonesborough (The Boy from the Mish), Jenna Guillaume (You Were Made for Me) and Leanne Hall (The Gaps) as they share which characters they would protect at all costs from malevolent authors and literary harm. Hosted by Amelia Lush.

6:00 PM

Carriageworks, Track 12
245 Wilson St Eveleigh NSW 2015 Website



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