ONLY GIRLS ALLOWED by Debra Moffitt

ONLY GIRLS ALLOWED

The Pink Locker Society
From the "Pink Locker Society" series, volume 1
Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

On her first day of eighth grade at Margaret Simon Middle School, Jemma opens her locker to find a pink door to yet another locker. She and her best friends Kate and Piper, along with a new girl named Bet, have been selected to be members of the Pink Locker Society (PLS), a decades-old group with the mission of guiding girls through the mysteries of periods, bras and boys. The four preteen sensations work hard at giving good advice, and their website becomes immensely popular--until it’s hacked. Now the PLS girls are socially adrift, and it looks like the meanest girl in school, who is also dating Jemma’s longtime crush, will once again rule. The history of the PLS and its near downfall isn’t explored well, and the advice the PLS gives, though medically accurate, sounds more agony-aunt than girl-to-girl. It’s a sneaky way to educate girls about their bodies and boys, but, given its bland, one-dimensional characters, curious middle-school girls might be better off reading nonfiction. (Fiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-312-64502-1
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: St. Martin's
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2010