Teens: a Story of Australian Schoolgirls
Published: 2017 by Angus & Robertson
Level: Middle Years (6-9)
Lennie Leighton is leaving the governess she shares with her younger sisters to attend school. She is full of excitement and confidence, but has a false start when she receives poor marks in an exam. Lennie goes on to edit the school magazine and top the class in English and History. She also finds a best friend in Mabel James, and the closeness of their friendship contributes to the warmth and heart of this school girl story. First published in 1897.