The Australian teenage classic
For Deb and Sue, life is about surfies, panel vans, straight-leg Levis, nicking off from school, getting wasted and fitting in.
But why should guys have all the fun?
Puberty Blues is raw, humorous and honest: a compelling account of teenagers navigating the chaos of life. It is one of the great coming-of-age stories in Australia, and it remains as relevant now as when it was first written over three decades ago.
#96 in Australia’s Top 100 Favourite Homegrown Reads
Gabrielle Carey is the author of novels, biography, autobiography,essays, articles and short stories, including Confessions of a Teenage Celebrity, about the tumultuous time surrounding the writing and publishing of Puberty Blues. Gabrielle teaches writing at the University of Technology, Sydney, where her long-standing preoccupation with James Joyce is happily tolerated. Her most recent publication was a contribution to Collaborative Dubliners: Joyce in Dialogue. Gabrielle is currently researching the life and work of Australian novelist and poet Randolph Stow.