The title is ‘girls in love’ which suggests to me that it is aimed for teenage girls because of the word girls instead of women. The title is intriguing because it makes you want to know what those girls are like and how they act in the situation.
The introduction is really interesting and it sets the vibe for the book. Using what, where, who, how, why and using adjectives and extended noun phrases really paints a picture and gives you an idea of what the girls look like and act like.
The book generally is about three girls in year nine aged around 13-14, Nadine, Ellie and Magda. Magda is tall and glamorous, Nadine is gothic and Ellie thinks she is unattractive and that no boy will ever be interested in her. The three girls have been best friends through high school even though they don't seem to have much in common. But one thing they all want is a boyfriend. What those three best friends personalities are like and their relationship with the three of them.
It is narrated in first person as a live diary by the main character Ellie and what her life is like. She is about to go into year nine and see her friends, but when it’s found that Nadine has her first real boyfriend but he’s in college, Ellie feels obliged to up her game and she panics and makes up a fake boy. In her defence, he is real, he just doesn’t actually know her, nor does she know him.
The amazing book that kicks of the series nicely relates to nearly every teen girl, stating the wishes and the hates and why girls do this and that. It represents the different personalities of girls and what other girls are like during school, what people act like for example; They’ve saved me the seat in between them. Magda whispers ‘Hi, babe’ and Nadine gives me some chewing gum and I settle down and school is started.
The style of the writing is informal and PERFECT for the target audience. I highly recommend it to girls aged 11-16.