In Miranda's words: 'The more emails I got from my little sister asking for advice on what to wear, make-up, boys, parties and alcohol, the more I thought about writing it all down. I started collecting funky flyers, cutting up magazines, drawing pictures and writing little passages, and the book got bigger and bigger. 'I realised that although I don't have the answer to everything, I have had to deal with many difficult situations in which I have always said to myself, "I wish that someone had told me how to do this." I also became aware that no matter how bad, embarrassing or difficult life seems at the time, you can usually look back on what happened and laugh about it. This is where the problem lies. The advice is never written down, and the situation is forgotten as it seems so trivial afterwards. This is why big sisters can be very useful, and this is why I compiled this book.' BIG SECRETS FOR NOT SO LITTLE GIRLS covers travel, jobs, boys, love and hate, sex, glamour, fashion no-nos, parties, cooking, nasty habits, things that go terribly wrong, and lots of other weird bits and pieces.
There's advice, inspiration, funny thoughts, things people forget to tell you - the secrets all girls need to know...
Miranda Shearer is 23 and just graduated from Bristol University. She has travelled to Central and Southern America, had loads of jobs, been bullied, stood up for herself and learnt how to get herself out of stupid situations the hard way. From this, comes the advice she has passed on to her little sister Charissa.