Yet the teenage years are also the stuff of dreams. The first kiss, romance, your whole future a blank canvas on which to paint your destiny. "You just have to learn to ride the hormone-fuelled rollercoaster with both hands in the air and screaming 'Whoopeeee'!
Many of the issues covered in this book are in response to the countless letters and emails Marina Baker, has received from teenagers around the world. "Love, friendships, parents and the state of the planet. That's what matters to young people today."
Follow Marina's sound, unpatronizing, and innovative advice, cast a couple of spells and you can mend a broken heart, cope with your parents' divorce, save the world, and still be home in time for dinner.