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The Girl Diaries first instalment ‘Awkward Honesty’ follows the ramblings of a newly teenage girl. For this young Australian, life is—uncomfortable. Her body is changing, her family is morphing into a new shape, and her social circle at school is, well, non-existent.

Writing down her days in a brand-new journal proves to be the outlet this young person needs; but she can't
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 2019 by Steam Scene
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M.A. Thomas
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Snapshot Critique -Rebecca F. Kenney

Here are my thoughts, presented stream-of-consciousness-style while reading it.
I like this concept! You introduce the mystery/tragedy/questions right away, which is great.
I like your main character already. She has a slightly sassy voice, and I can tell she's kind, fun, insightful, and intelligent.
Love the bit about blank pages costing more than actual words!
You have some run-on sentences in here, so perhaps you need stronger punctuation, I know it's a teen
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M.A. Thomas
Sep 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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I think overall that your story is still a tad under written. I felt rushed through the content for some of the more pivotal scenes and I think you need to work on the tone of the dialogue. You describe how the characters are behaving rather than showing it with actions. This could be because I struggle to read in first person though which tends to come across like that. But, overall I think this is a unique story and once you work from your betas feedback and add in some more emotionally connec ...more
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I'm a mother, wife, long time journalist and community worker, I started my first novel series as a way to help teens discover who they are; reconnect with parents; engage with a more diverse range of texts; find their voices and ultimately interact better with teachers and peers.

I wanted to help Australian youths find their own path to joy, love and fulfilment earlier than the generations before
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