The Attitude Girl
Written by Mila Bernadkin
Publisher: Five Star Publications, Inc.
P.O. Box 6698, Chandler, AZ 85246-6698
Price: $16.95 U.S. ($20.95 Canada)
Softbound / YA, Fiction
Size: 6" by 9" / 340 pages
Pub Date: Fall 2009
WHAT IS THIS BOOK ABOUT?
Everyone thinks 17-year-old Vicky has an attitude problem … but to Vicky, it's everyone else's problem if they can't handle someone who speaks the plain truth instead of sugar coating her words. She's grounded in reality, mature enough to see the world with eyes wide open!
As for her desire to accumulate great wealth … well, who doesn't want to be rich? To Vicky, having money means never having to worry or settle for less than what you deserve, like her mom did when her dad left them for good. Vicky's mom worked a job she hated for years until she recently got laid off.
Vicky's attitude was her life vest, keeping her afloat in a sea of complicated relationships, mean spirited girls and the inevitable emotional turmoil that comes with stepping out of childhood and into adulthood. While struggling to keep her head above water, however, she learns the importance of compassion, friendship, forgiveness and empathy.
WHAT MAKES THIS BOOK UNIQUE?
In addition to being a first-place winner in the Arizona Authors Association Annual Literary Awards contest, Mila Bernadkin's debut novel draws on her experience as a teacher, mother and advanced graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature to create a novel that identifies with the tremulous world of confusing emotions and mixed messages of "maturity" today's teens live in as they feel their way through the process of becoming young adults.
YA readers of The Attitude Girl rejoice knowing that someone--in this case Bernadkin--really "gets them" and understands the difficulties of being a 21st century teenager, but they also feel comforted by the resolution presented in the book. On the other hand, adult readers gain better insight into the challenges today's teenagers face.
Author Interviews with the Media
"'Sometimes it pays to have a little attitude.
So says Brooklyn resident Mila Bernadkin, who penned the award-winning book, 'The Attitude Girl...'
The Attitude Girl' has already won several awards... Just a few weeks ago, Bernadkin was named a first place winner in the Teenage/Young Adult category for the 'The Attitude Girl' at the 2009 London Book Festival."
by Michèle De Meglio
Meet "The Attitude Girl"
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