Don’t Even Think About It
(The O’Brien Press, 2006)
Translations: Spanish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
Age group: 10-13
I was still teaching when I wrote this, and I’m indebted to my excellent students, who reminded me what it’s like to be a 12 year old girl. I had such fun pretending to be that age again, and I’m seriously considering writing a follow-up when I can find the time.
In brief: Liz Jackson is living with her dad since her mum walked out, and things aren’t going well at home. She starts to write a diary, in which she catalogues the ups and downs of being an almost-teenager…