Madonna King is one of Australia's most accomplished journalists, having worked at senior levels of News Limited and the ABC, where she presented the Mornings program in Brisbane for six years. Madonna writes for Fairfax and has a regular radio spot on Brisbane's 4BC. She has written eight books, including Being 14, Hockey, Ian Frazer, Bali 9 and Fathers and Daughters, all defined by her skilful reporting and her ability to get people to talk in depth. Madonna is also a parent of two teenage girls.
valuable for any parents of teens or pre-teens - SUNDAY TIMES...a comprehensive guide for parents in understanding what daughters need to grow into awesome women. - New IdeaIf you have a young teenage daughter, this book will help you navigate those complex, challenging years. - Good HealthA deeply thoughtful and enlightening exploration of the world of 14 year old girls. I was impressed by the respect and sensitivity shown towards girls at this critical developmental stage and the breadth and depth of the research. It candidly highlights the complexities our girls face -and sometimes the mistakes they make - while also rejoicing in their great strengths and the way they so passionately want to contribute positively to the world around them. - MARISE McCONAGHY - Principal, Strathcona Girls' Grammar in VictoriaJust as adolescent girls can be frustrating, confusing and complex, so too are they wonderful, inspiring and earnest. While many authors attempt to unravel the complexity of the adolescent girl, few have approached it with the curiosity, compassion and thoughtfulness of Madonna King. "Being 14" is a book for anyone wanting to look beyond the cliches surrounding adolescent girls to really understand and celebrate these passionate, optimistic and determined young women. - JODY FORBES, School Psychologist & Student Counselling Coordinator, Brisbane Girls Gram