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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (461 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathy Lette Narrator: Rebecca Macauley Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN:
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This is Kathy Lette's first novel, written with her surfie chick friend Gabrielle Carey, when they were 18.

Written 20 years ago, Puberty Blues is the best-selling account of growing up in the 1970s that took Australia by storm and spawned an eponymous cult movie. Puberty Blues is about top chicks and surfie spunks and the kids who don't quite make the cut: it recreates with fascinating honesty a world where only the gang and the surf count. It's a hilarious and horrifying account of the way many teenagers live, and some of them die.

With forewords by Kylie Minogue and Germaine Greer.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 emslibbooks | 1/24/2014

    " Some things have changed. Hopefully girls are stronger and able to tell boys what they want eg surf, not have sex. But maybe I don't know. The chill factor is that these girls are around 13 and most are virgins who really don't know what they are involved in. Most shattering is the end of the book. Tis was the start of drug times, hard drugs. Maybe it's not really for teens, but maybe teens can learn from it. The language is very much of its time and I would imagine that overseas readers would have a lot of trouble understanding much of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 1/3/2014

    " Amazing book!!! so good, if i could give it more than five stars i would!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gillian | 12/14/2013

    " What a great insight into what it was like growing up in Cronulla sun,surf boys!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lissa | 12/12/2013

    " Maybe I'll like the TV show better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan Kebede | 11/2/2013

    " Read it in a day! The kind of book where u ignore life as you want to know what happens! Was much more gritty and real then tv show and movie. Very well written. Would recommend to all young women and men. Ya moll! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie scott | 10/10/2013

    " This novel is exactly wat i thought it would be FANTASTIC ......I absolutely luved the movie which i've seen upteen times n now i'm addicted 2 the tv series. I read this novel in jst 1 nite as yes it was short but throughly enjoyable n the slang was funny!!! FAROUT n DEADSET "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 9/18/2013

    " A nice easy read and an interesting portrayal of Australia in the 1970s. Such a nulla book with the language, the surfies and the culture. Although I would like to think that some of it has changed "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frangipani | 4/6/2013

    " more classic australian fiction. surfies, sex, a growing up rite of passage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Burtt | 10/26/2012

    " Raw, so very raw. This book is not for the faint hearted, however I read it in an evening so it kept me entertained. Can't believe they were 13 and 14 year old characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helena | 8/18/2012

    " Yikes. So brutually realistic of teenage life in the 70s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bec Davey | 1/15/2012

    " Read back in high school, this book opened my eyes to a thing or two! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simone | 11/8/2011

    " Is this an Australian classic - surely the movie has got to be?????? What a crack-up. Saw this movie years ago but only recently came across the book in the library and decided to read it. Halariously, disturbing and cringe worthy for all Aussies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Moxon | 5/22/2011

    " Read this after watching mini series. Very quick read. Lots of slang & not written well! Good story written for its time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Mackenzie | 4/30/2011

    " I love an Aussie story full of molls and dickheads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gillian | 4/26/2011

    " What a great insight into what it was like growing up in Cronulla sun,surf boys!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 2/27/2011

    " This was said to be ground-breaking, hilarious and an insight into Australian life when it was first published. Let's just say that I didn't think so, on all three counts, and it was badly written too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/10/2011

    " I love an Aussie story full of molls and dickheads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trak | 10/7/2009

    " I would call this a classic as it gives a fairly accurate telling of life for an Australian teenager in the 1970s "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simone | 7/12/2007

    " Is this an Australian classic - surely the movie has got to be?????? What a crack-up. Saw this movie years ago but only recently came across the book in the library and decided to read it. Halariously, disturbing and cringe worthy for all Aussies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frangipani | 4/16/2007

    " more classic australian fiction. surfies, sex, a growing up rite of passage. "

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