When Charlie Healey graduates middle school and is given the opportunity to transfer to Harmony Falls, the high school in a neighboring town, she jumps at the opportunity. She’ll do anything to get away from the mean girls of junior high and to be able to start high school with a clean slate. With frenemies Lauren and Ally behind her, Charlie is able to befriend Nidhi, a girl that Lauren and Ally tortured with a little help from Charlie. She also meets a new BFF, Sydney and reconnects with an old friend Will, who moved away three years ago and is looking better than she remembered! As Charlie navigates her way through her freshmen year, she soon realizes that in high school, it is not only mean girls she has to look out for — boys can be just as cruel.
Don’t forget to watch Rosalind discuss Boys, Girls & Other Hazardous Materials and her upcoming Girl World Tour on the Today Show on Tuesday, January 12 in the 8 o’clock hour!
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Rosalind Talks About Why She Wrote BGOHM & the Writing Process
What People Are Saying About Boys, Girls & Other Hazardous Materials
“Rosalind Wiseman once again writes with humor, compassion and accuracy about the high school experience. The real-life situations she presents are like watching a train wreck if that train were made out of text messages, make-out parties, and benzoil peroxide, and if train wrecks were surprisingly funny, which they are not. You can’t put this book down… or it will talk about you while you’re out of the room.” —Tina Fey
“A must-read! Funny as well as painfully familiar. I really wish I’d had this book as an incoming high school freshman.” —Meg Cabot
“Poor Charlie (aka Charlotte) Healy hopes high school goes a lot better than middle school did. As an older and wiser ninth-grader, she knows the diff between friends and frenemies, and promises herself she won’t get fooled again. As if! Wiseman, the thoughtful soul behind “Queen Bees & Wannabes” — the book that inspired the hit flick “Mean Girls” — knows the territory. Here she shows, with humor and compassion, that there are some “mean boys” out there, too.” —NY Post
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Thank you to everyone who entered the contest to win a signed copy of Boys, Girls & Other Hazardous Materials. We’ve just contacted the winners – so please check your email or twitter pages to see if your a winner!
Rosalind Wiseman is an internationally recognized author and educator on children, teens, parenting, education and social justice. Her work aims to help parents, educators and young people successfully navigate the social challenges of young adulthood.