Allie McGregor has a list of problems longer than movie credits.

House renovations have forced Allie to share her room with mouse-loving little sister, Sarah. Her dad, Will, calls Allie ‘The Hormonal One’ during his popular radio program.

Her brother Riley is just plain gross.Her best friend Lou is fighting with Allie’s new friend, Romy. Oh, and Allie’s mum has cancer.


I would honestly have to say it was one of the best books I have EVER read. Thank you so so so so so so much.

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Teenagers do self-absorption like no one else. The astonishing level their self-centredness can reach is captured perfectly by Sue Lawson…

The Age, 22 July 2006

This is a brilliant betrayal of the egotism and chaotic inner life of teenagers…the text is well written, alternatively funny and moving.

Magpies, August 2006

This is a superb coming of age story dealing with friendship, sibling and life issues. Sensitively written, this novel is a truly fantastic read.

Kids’ Reading Guide, 2006-2007