The Edge of Thirteen

Author(s): Nova Weetman

Fiction

Thirteen-year-old Clem deals with fitting in and falling out in this authentic story of friendship, from a beloved middle-grade author.

Clem Timmins can't wait to see her best friends after being apart all summer holidays. But when they get back together, things have changed. Bridge is boy-crazy and acting like a different person. Ellie is wearing a bra and having a real-life romance. Clem feels left behind. When she makes friends with Tom, suddenly everyone's gossiping about whether they're going to be a couple. Clem's got no interest in having a boyfriend. Or does she?

At school camp, Bridge crosses the line and Clem has to ask herself - can she keep growing up with her friends when they're growing apart?

This story of fitting in and falling out perfectly captures how it feels to balance on the edge of who you are and who you want to be.


Product Information

Nova Weetman lives in Melbourne with her partner and two children. She has written for film and TV, including the children's series Backyard Science, H20 and Pixel Pinkie. Nova has written three middle-grade books in the Choose Your Own Ever After series, and three young adult novels, including Everything is Changed, a 2017 CBCA Notable Book. Her middle-grade novel The Secrets We Keep was shortlisted for the Readings Children's Book Prize, the Speech Pathology of Australia Book of the Year Awards and the ABIA Awards, and was a 2017 CBCA Notable Book, winner of the KROC Award for Best Fiction for Years 7-9 and Honour Book in the 2018 KOALA Awards. Her second book in this series, The Secrets We Share, was a 2018 CBCA Notable Book.

General Fields

  • : 9780702263125
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : 0.25
  • : March 2021
  • : 1.8 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 19.5 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nova Weetman
  • : Nova Weetman
  • : YXL
  • : YXL
  • : 232
  • : 232
  • : en
  • : en
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback