Tween up-date: what is totally sick right now
I asked my resident tween to update me on all that is cool, hot and sick in her world. Here is the low-down (or down-low?) on what tween’s are doing, loving, watching and waiting for.
Reading Hunger Games (still!), the CHERUB series (a collection of young adult spy novels) by English author Robert Muchamore, Once (Once/Now/Then/After) by Morris Gleitzman and mags like Dolly and Girlfriend (both banned in my house) and Teen Vogue (a great option).
Loving Soul Surfer and Perks of Being a Wallflower and eagerly awaiting the November release of the next Hunger Games instalment Catching Fire. YouTube is go-to for laughs and Megashare great for free movie viewing.
Fave actors and celebs are Emma Watson, Cara Delvigne, Annasophia Robb, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian Somerhalder (allegedly adorable), Ariana Grande and Zac Ephron (but not as Troy Bolton – AS IF!)
Addicted to Vampire Diaries (starring Ian ‘adorable’ Somerhalder) and Pretty Little Liars. Modern Family, The Voice and X Factor still rad.
Listening to… Helllllo!! One Direction (FYI Harry and Niall are currently the most popular), Justin Bieber (despite his shonky behaviour – worrying), Rhianna (more worrying), The Janoskians (bit inappropriate actually) and anything on the Top 100 or Triple J Hit List.
Totally sick (and some great present ideas) are technology of any description, backpacks, cool-clothing, nail polish, Beats headphones by Dr Dre, Ray Bans (fakes are acceptable here), Converse sneakers or if in doubt gift vouchers.
Best past times include Sleepovers (the tween bedroom is a sacred zone), cool music, collecting collectibles (posters, frog ornaments, wrist bands, random objects etc), creating lots of different hairstyles, shopping and making up recipes (my poor kitchen – the horror).
Loves shopping at Sportsgirl, Forever 21, Dangerfield, Dotti, Cotton On, J.Crew, Gap, Zara and H&M.
Noshing on burgers, fries, popcorn with icing sugar and anything super-sweet. And chocolate of course.. I mean HELLLLO!!!