For Fans of Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret.

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Laugh with, cringe for, and relate to these books about the puberty blues.

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Cover of "Starfish" by Lisa Fipps featuring a girl in a floral swimsuit floating in a pool with a silver award sticker.

Starfish by Lisa Fipps

Bullied and shamed her whole life for being fat, twelve-year-old Ellie finally gains the confidence to stand up for herself, with the help of some wonderful new allies.

Cover of "The Moon Within" by Aida Salazar, featuring a girl in a red dress dancing under a full moon with houses in the background.

The Moon Within by Aida Salazar

When her mother wants to celebrate her approaching period, Celi Rivera, who is uncomfortable with all the changes happening to her body, is horrified, until she learns what her best friend Magda is contemplating.

Three girls look into a bathroom mirror. The text reads "Grow Up, Tahlia Wilkins!" by Karina Evans.

Grow Up, Tahlia Wilkins! by Karina Evans

When her first period comes 24 hours before a party being thrown by the most popular kid in school, as well as other embarrassing mishaps, Tahlia Wilkins must save her reputation—and her favorite jeans—from being ruined.

Book cover of "Reckless, Glorious, Girl" by Ellen Hagan, featuring a girl on a bicycle surrounded by colorful flowers.

Reckless, Glorious, Girl by Ellen Hagan

Twelve-year-old Beatrice Miller copes with the ups and downs of friendships, puberty, and identity, guided by the wisdom and love of her beloved Mamaw and mom, the summer before seventh grade.

Book cover of "The True Definition of Neva Beane" by Christine Kendall, featuring an illustration of a girl with words in her hair.

The True Definition of Neva Beane by Christine Kendall

Struggling with how adolescence is changing her body and the pursuits of her closest friends, 12-year-old Neva explores her evolving views about race, identity, politics and activism in comparison to the more traditional views of her grandparents.

Book cover: "Hair in All the Wrong Places" by Andrew Buckley, featuring a hooded figure holding a green book.

Hair in All the Wrong Places by Andrew Buckley

Puberty is tough for young werewolf Colin, but when there are attacks on the people in his town, Colin has to get himself under control before someone gets hurt.

Book cover of "Revenge of the Red Club" by Kim Harrington, featuring a silhouette of a standing girl surrounded by raised fists.

Revenge of the Red Club by Kim Harrington

When middle school journalist Riley Dunne learns that an important and beloved club is being shut down, she uses the power of the pen to instigate much-needed social change.

Book cover of "Nat Enough" by Maria Scrivan, featuring an illustrated girl with glasses, a backpack, and a shadow on pink background.

Nat Enough by Maria Scrivan

An insecure middle school student is abandoned by her popularity-minded best friend at the beginning of a new school year before learning how to focus on who she really is, instead of what she isn’t. By the award-winning creator of the Half Full comic.

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