Original, topical and highly recommended for readers aged 10 and up.
A lovable heroine and a realistic background combine to make an engaging story.
(Parents in Touch
Breezy reading for family-orientated younger readers.
(Books for Keeps
Brave New Girl is a lively, fun read from a writer who understands the problems of being thirteen and sometimes feeling uncomfortable and misunderstood. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this is ultimately a very positive book as the often exploited but big-hearted Seren manages to work through her problems, both with her family and peer group. Recommended for readers at KS3.
a very enjoyable book which will make you laugh and make you cry. … Thoroughly believable engaging characters are this book’s strength. It is realism at its best.
'funny, loveable and sad, the characters are all so real.' 10/10
(The Guardian kids online
About the Author
CATHERINE JOHNSON is an award-winning writer of Welsh/African Caribbean descent, living in the East End of London. Her novels for children include Stella, The Dying Game, Arctic Hero, selected for Booked Up 2009 and A Nest of Vipers, shortlisted for the UKLA Award 2009. She lectures in creative writing at London Metropolitan University, and is a member of the 2012 London Olympics Organising Committee, as well as a Trustee of The Reading Agency. She works regularly with children and teachers in primary schools and libraries across the UK. Brave New Girl is Catherine's first book for Frances Lincoln. She lives in Hackney, London.