Win a signed copy of Tamsin Winter's GIRL (in real life) – plus 5 Judy Blumes for a modern world, recommended by Tamsin

What's it like to grow up online and have every tantrum, every spot – even your first period – broadcast to hundreds of thousands of followers?

Most parents try to limit their kids' online exposure. But not Eva's. Her parents run a hugely successful YouTube channel, and Eva is the star of the show. But Eva is getting sick of being made to pose in stupid mum-and-daughter matching outfits for sponsored posts. The freebies aren't worth the teasing at school. And when an intensely humiliating "period party" post goes viral, Eva is outraged. She's going to find a way to stop the channel, even if she has to sabotage it herself.

Tamsin Winter, author of the funny and heartfelt novel for young teenagers, GIRL (in real life), has joined us to recommend five Judy Blume-esque books for the next generation.

Tamsin recommends:

Chinglish by Sue Cheung: "A brilliantly funny and heart-warming story about cultural identity, fitting in, and following your dreams."

One in a Hundred Thousand by Linni Ingemundsen: "An adorable coming-of-age story of a boy with a rare syndrome who is exceptional in so many ways. Heartbreak and humour in equal measure."

Piglettes by Clémentine Beauvais: "An absolutely hilarious and beautiful twist on the road trip novel, exploring friendship, fame, love and bicycles with a narrator who knows how to pack a punch."

Anna by Laura Guthrie: "A beautiful, unforgettable story written from the perspective of a 13-year-old girl with Asperger's syndrome dealing with the loss of a parent."

Magpie by Eve Ainsworth: "This book absolutely devastated me (in a good way!) but the steely determination of the main character, Alice, as she tries to make a life after domestic violence makes it unputdownable."

One Caboodler will win a copy of all five books, plus a signed copy of GIRL (in real life). 10 Caboodlers will also receive a signed copy. 

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This competition ended on 05/08/2021

Terms and Conditions

1 x winner will receive a signed copy of Tamsin Winter's GIRL (in real life), plus a copy of Chinglish by Sue Cheung, One in a Hundred Thousand by Linni Ingemundsen, Piglettes by Clémentine Beauvais, Anna by Laura Guthrie & Magpie by Eve Ainsworth
10 x runners-up will receive a signed copy of Tamsin Winter's GIRL (in real life)

  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 5th August 2021. 
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  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., their families, employees of participating bookshops, and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
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