As you know, I’m a big fan of middle grade books. One that caught my attention recently is Grow Up, Tahlia Wilkins. The early reviews I’ve seen say this is an amazing book for young girls. I’ll definitely be reading it soon. Today is my spotlight on the tour for this book hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours. Keep on reading for more about this book!
Grow Up, Tahlia Wilkins by Karina Evans
Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary
Publishing Date: April 19, 2022
Debut author Karina Evans gives modern-day readers their own version of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret with a fun romp about friendship, puberty, and growing up.
Twelve-year-old Tahlia Wilkins is ready to kick off the perfect summer at the popular kid’s pool party. But when the Red Goddess of Panties, aka her first period, arrives 24 hours before the pool party, it messes up all her plans. To make matters worse, her mom is out of town, and there’s no way she’s going to ask her dad for help! Tahlia always feared that growing up would be tough, but this is just not fair.
In order to save herself from total embarrassment, it will take all of Tahlia and her best friend Lily’s scheming to keep her reputation—and her favorite jeans—from being ruined. Sneak off to the grocery store only to have the clerk price check your “goods” over the loudspeaker? Check. Trick your mature teenage neighbor into letting you use her bathroom to ‘rehome’ some tampons? Check. Take a dip into a fountain to ‘borrow’ some quarters for a bathroom period product dispenser? Check, check, check!
With the hilarious and heartwarming tone of Dork Diaries and the critically-acclaimed movie Eighth Grade, Grow Up, Tahlia Wilkins! is a coming-of-age middle-grade novel about growing up, in all of its awkward glory.
If you’re curious about this one and want to read some reviews, author interviews, or other posts you can. Click here for the full schedule of amazing bloggers and bookstagrammers on this tour!
About the Author
Karina Evans is a children’s author from Santa Barbara, California. She is represented by Jessica Mileo at InkWell Management.
Karina studied English at the University of Delaware before starting a career in the entertainment industry. She works in marketing for Sony Pictures and has previously worked for Lucasfilm and Paramount Pictures.
Some of Karina’s favorite things are: See’s Candies, The Amazing Race, singing show tunes in the car, and volleyball. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two mischievous cats, Sir Pounce and Taika.
Grow Up, Tahlia Wilkins definitely sounds like a book I would enjoy. I may just need to change my middle grade May TBR just a little bit to fit this one in.