History Lesson For Girls

I’m a sucker for coming of age stories. Some of my most beloved books fall into this category. Catcher in the Rye, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, To Kill a Mockingbird; all these novels hold a special place in my heart.

I’ve just read a book called History Lesson for Girls by Aurelie Sheehan. The story begins with an unpopular 13-year-old girl named Alison. Being a teenager is hard enough but Alison is the new kid in town, the daughter of hippy parents, and has to wear a cumbersome back brace for her scoliosis.

To Alison’s surprise, a popular girl named Kate befriends her. The story follows their fragile friendship in a deeply honest voice which will be sure to bring back memories of your own teenage struggles.

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4 responses to “History Lesson For Girls


    I loved Catcher In the Rye and Franny and Zooey too. JD Salinger rocks!

  2. Shannon

    A tree grows in brooklyn is still one of my favorites

  3. Shionge

    I remembered my own ‘struggle’ as a teen and thanks for the recommendation Tee :D

  4. Humincat

    sounds good!

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