Blame My Brain

Scientific research shows what parents have long suspected the teenage brain is special! Contrary to popular (parental) opinion, teenagers are not the lazy, unpleasant louts they occasionally appear to be. During the teenage years the brain is undergoing it's most radical and fundamental change since the age of two.

Nicola Morgan's carefully researched, accessible and humorous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain has chapters dealing with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders and the reasons behind addiction or depression. Essential reading for teenagers and parents.


About the author 

Nicola Morgan

A critically acclaimed author, Nicola Morgan has written over ninety books. Her fiction titles for young people include Mondays Are Red, Fleshmarket, The Highwayman's Footsteps, The Highwayman's Curse, Chicken Friend, The Passionflower Massacre and Sleepwalking, winner of the 2005 Scottish Arts Council Children's Book of the Year Award.

Her most recent novel, Wasted, won the Scottish Children's Book Award (older readers) and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Her non-fiction titles, Blame My Brain, Know Your Brain and The Leaving Home Survival Guide, are invaluable reading for teenagers and parents alike. Nicola has also written a number of popular home learning books, including the I Can Learn series, Mega English and the Thomas the Tank Engine Maths series. Nicola lives in Edinburgh and is Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland.


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