Puberty Blues
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Puberty Blues

Gabrielle Carey, Kathy Lette

An account of growing up in the 1970s that took Australia by storm.


‘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 and fitting in. But why should guys have all the fun?

This book is about ‘top chicks’ and ‘surfie spunks’ and the kids who don’t quite make the cut. It recreates with honesty a world where only the gang and the surf count. It’s a hilarious and horrifying account of the way many teenagers live … and some of them die.    

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