The Attitude Girl by Mila Bernadkin

The novel recounts a young woman’s coming of age, with a little bit of sassiness and a lot of heart. Jam-packed with drama & emotional conflict, growing pains and trials & tribulations, romance and humor, the book follows outspoken, materialistic 17-year-old Victoria Benson on her rocky road to adulthood as she struggles with financial setbacks, bullying, first love, idealism, loss and forgiveness along the way.
Everyone thinks Vicky has an attitude problem…but in her eyes, she’s simply being realistic and honest about what she thinks and feels. If people can’t handle it, well… it’s their problem.
In her award-winning debut novel, The Attitude Girl, Mila Bernadkin draws on her experience as a teacher, mother and advanced graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature to identify with the tremulous world of confusing emotions and mixed messages of “maturity” today’s teens live in as they feel their way through the process of becoming young adults. In 2008, Bernadkin’s manuscript for The Attitude Girl became a First-place Winner in the Arizona Authors Association Annual Literary Awards Contest. That win resulted in a publishing contract with Five Star Publications, Inc., and the book was published in June 2009. Later, Mila Bernadkin was named a First-place Winner for the novel in the Teenage/Young Adult category at the 2009 London Book Festival and received more recognition in 2009 and 2010.  You can learn more about The Attitude Girl and Mila Bernadkin by visiting

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