Stargazing for Beginners
Meg's dreamed of being an astronaut since she was seven. While everyone's at the school ball, she'll be spotting stars with her Grandad's friends. Fitting in when you're smart and geeky seems impossible; how does lab partner Ed do it so effortlessly?
Then Mum does a flit - a charity mission to Myanmar - leaving Meg in charge of her baby sister. Meg should be practising the talk which might win her a trip to NASA, but caring for Ella takes over her life. And what's going on between her and Ed?
This novel achieves a delicate balance between light-hearted fiction and thoughtful exploration of the pitfalls of being female, smart and good at science. Meg's fierce determination, mixed with anxieties and self-doubt, are engagingly, humorously and realistically portrayed.