Girl from Mars
Publication Date: September 2009
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Fifteen-year-old Miriam is having stupid arguments with her mother, is bored to death in class, and is trying to get excited by the same old parties with the same old friends in the same old town. She wishes she lived in a big city where she could meet new people and experience new things. In other words, like 15-year-olds everywhere, Miriam is waiting desperately for her life to begin, for something, anything a first love, perhaps. Love comes in an unexpected way when she meets her new classmate, Laura. Suddenly life is very complicated and unsettling, as Miriam finds herself lying to her girlfriends, avoiding her brother's probing questions, and second-guessing every move she makes. And as she tries to figure out Laura's moods, Miriam has to understand how her arrogant friend Philip fits into her life. When Philip, Miriam, and Laura take a weekend trip to the big city, everything becomes clear and more confusing than ever. Written in a smart, quirky, hip style Girl from Mars now in paperback speaks to young people everywhere.
Shelley Tanaka is an award-winning children s book author and editor. She is the author of "Amelia Earhart and Mummies: The Newest, Coolest & Creepiest from Around the World", as well as several other books in the I Was There series. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.