'Girls are cool. But we are not always cool to each other.' Being a teenager is hard work, but being a teenage girl is even harder! And to top it all off, instead of supporting each other through these challenging years, girls tend to cut each other down. Far from being made of sugar and spice, teenage girls are instead powered by a multitude of body changing, mind bending hormones, making the complex terrain of social relationships harder than ever to navigate. Surviving the gossip, note passing, taunting and teasing of school is a challenge for any teen, but without doubt, it is girls who specialise in the art of being mean . Why do we behave this way? And what can we do to break these painful cycles of envy and passive-aggression? Packed with no-nonsense explanations and positive advice for both victims and mean girls, Bonnie Burton outlines how we can isolate the mean from the teen and find permanent and positive solutions to female bullying.