The unpredictable and hilarious final book in the acclaimed Blondes series: In Beyond Blonde sixteen-year-old Sophie Kandinsky’s world erupts: Papa leaves home to get sober; Mama retreats within herself; her first love, Luke, is forced to get married; and even her refuge in basketball is threatened. To make matters worse, her own body betrays her at every single turn! Luckily, Sophie’s adored Blondes and audacious Aunties are there to help her navigate the cascading catastrophes and shocking secrets with humour and heart. Set in the 1970s and featuring addictive, vibrant characters, Beyond Blonde is the powerful, page-turning conclusion of a highly original series.
Teresa Toten is the author of the acclaimed Blondes series, as well as The Game, The Onlyhouse, among other books. Teresa has twice been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Born in Zagreb, Croatia, but left for Canada on… More about Teresa Toten
“[Me and the Blondes] is delightfully original, peopled as it is with uniquely hilarious characters and a quirky, down-to-earth protagonist. Readers can’t help but root for Sophie.” – Children’s Book News
“Wonderful, zany characters, laugh-out-loud humour, and common adolescent concerns make [Me and the Blondes] a book to be passed from one friend to another until all have enjoyed it.” – Brandon Sun
“[Better Than Blonde] is a delightful follow-up that may just surpass the original in brilliance and entertainment value.” – Ontario Library Association
“Young readers will fall in love with [Sophie’s] over-protective aunties … They’ll cry and laugh with her, and in the end celebrate her discovery that better than being one of the blondes is being Sophie Kandinsky.” – The Globe and Mail