Miranda Shearer started writing this book for her little sister's 16th birthday. In the introduction she says, "From the age of 16 to 23 I think there is a lot of learning to be done and fun to be had, and sometimes at this age we think we are invincible." The book goes on to give advice on beauty, boys, staying safe, working, saving money, fashion, parents, bullies, drugs, nasty habits, partying - in fact, everything that late teenage life can hold.
The book looks and feels absolutely great - it's designed to look like a scrapbook, and there are lovely illustrations and photos and swirly writing in different colours all over the place. There are flaps to lift with 'secrets' written underneath them, and the whole thing ties together with a red ribbon. Gorgeous. The content is also great - the advice given is personal so you feel that the author's having a chat with you and you're free to disagree if you want to. It's the kind of book you'd read quickly but keep referring back to as life throws new problems at you.