A short story written with a deliberately blunt and distinguishing style which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The writing not only draws the reader into Jane's matter-of-fact manner of thinking, but also propels you with ease through the slightly taboo subject matter that the author (one would assume!) can have had no direct experience of. Infrequent comedic asides, if somewhat surreal and jarring, serve to provide light relief from the otherwise focussed narrative.
I don't have a young daughter, but if I did I'd be torn as to introduce this to her. On one hand it almost completely demystifies the difficult topic of growing up. On the other, I'm not sure I'd like a 13 year old daughter that over-prepared... Maybe I'll just buy her another jumper instead? I look forward to reading more from this author.