Title: Puberty Blues
Author: LETTS KATHY / CAREY GABRIELLE
Publication date: 05/01/2022
Publishing status: Active
I don’t recall reading Puberty Blues so much as devouring it. I was about thirteen, alone in my bedroom with the door firmly shut. I was fascinated. Kylie Minogue
A revolutionary and timeless book.
‘By day, we were at school learning logarithms, but by night – in the back of cars, under the bowling alley, on Cronulla Beach, or, if you were lucky, in a bed while someone’s parents were out – you paid off your friendship ring.’
For Deb and Sue, life is about surfies, panel vans, straight-leg Levis, nicking off from school, getting wasted, friendships and fitting in.
But why should guys have all the fun?
When Deb and Sue decide to take to the waves on boards, a whole culture is upturned.
Puberty Blues is raw, humorous and painfully honest. An Australian classic that has been reimagined in film and on TV and shocking, exercising, empowering and entertaining readers for more than four decades.