Cover Reveal: Puberty Is Gross, But Also Really Awesome by Gina Loveless

Coming to a bookstore and library near you March 23rd 2021 by Rodale Kids, Puberty Is Gross, But Also Really Awesome by Gina Loveless is a humorous health and wellness middle grade non-fiction book with an emphasis on inclusivity meant to help young readers navigate the confusing, challenging – and sometimes hilarious – process of puberty. By addressing important issues like consent and aiming to include all kids, and with an adorable, colourful cover designed by Michelle Cunningham and accompanying artwork by Lauri Johnston, Puberty Is Gross, But Also Really Awesome is sure to be a staple in many households and a helpful guide for many!

Please read on to learn more about Puberty Is Gross, But Also Really Awesome, including an exclusive cover reveal and a chance for one lucky reader to win a copy of two of Gina’s other books, Diary of a 5th Grade Outlaw and The Friend Thief!



About Gina Loveless

Gina Loveless remembers going through puberty with reverence and joy. Oh way… puberty? Scratch that. Puberty was totally awful, awkward, and full of embarrassing moments. (And frankly, adulthood hasn’t been much different.) She used her background as a freelance researcher and fact checker for Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines, her MFA in creative writing from California Institute of the Arts, and her memory of how much puberty was gross, but also really awesome, to put together this book and help kis drealize that puberty was be weird, but at least it’s weird for everyone. Gina is also the author of the Diary of a 5th Grade Outlaw series and pens pieces on mental health and ‘transformation’ for Men’s Health.

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Cover design by Michelle Cunningham, Cover art by Lauri Johnston


Title Puberty Is Gross, But Also Really Awesome
Author Gina Loveless
Intended Target Audience Middle Grade
Publication Date March 23rd 2021 by Rodale Kids
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A first-of-its-kind inclusive puberty guide that celebrates the good and completely awful parts of puberty. Filled with jokes and countless facts to put this stage in perspective – this book is bound to be every kid’s new best friend!

Puberty…it’s pretty gross for pretty much everyone. It’s a smelly, hairy, sticky, and (worst of all) totally confusing time! But did you know there’s a lot about puberty that makes it REALLY AWESOME?

Get the whole picture with this honest, humorous, and empowering survival guide to the tween years. Packed with easy-to-understand scientific information, interesting studies, and tips from experts, this book covers everything from breast development and gender identity to acne and mental health.

No matter your gender, sexuality, or race, this book is for you. With straightforward illustrations and an author who doesn’t shy away from the tough stuff, this utterly modern take on puberty is the resource this generation needs! Welcome to modern puberty – it’s transformative, kind of gross, but undeniably AWESOME!


As an extra, special bonus, Gina has been kind enough to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of the first two books in her Diary of a 5th Grade Outlaw series, Diary of a 5th Grade Outlaw and The Friend Thief! The giveaway will run until Monday, July 6th and the winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

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