- Short-listed, CLA Young Adult Book Award nominee
- Short-listed, YALSA Teens' Top Ten nominee
- Commended, White Ravens List
- Commended, CCBC Our Choice
- Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
- Commended, PSLA Top Forty
- Short-listed, Saskatchewan Book Award nominee
When Dylan Kowolski agrees to create a display for her high school library, she has no idea of the trouble it's going to cause—for the school principal, her family, her boyfriend Cam and his jock friends, and her best friend Jocelyn. And for Dylan herself. If only her English class had been studying a normal, run-of-the-mill, mundane book like Lord of the Flies instead of Foxfire things wouldn't have gotten so twisted. Then the world wouldn't have gone into such a massive funk. And then Dylan wouldn't have had to face her deepest fear and the way she was letting it run her life.
Hello, Groin presents a compelling, realistic and refreshing look at teen sexuality and one girl's struggle to make the difficult choices that face her.
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Long recognized as one of North America's finest—and bravest—writers of teen fiction, Beth Goobie continues to explore the important and often contentious issues that face young people growing up. Ms. Goobie's novels have received numerous awards and citations in Canada the USA and Europe, and have been published in many foreign editions. The author lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.close this panel
"Anyway, why does that part of your body have to be treated like a wild animal that should be caged and controlled? Why can't it be about decency and honor, and what's true and good? And wise," I added defiantly, crossing my arms over my chest.
"Frank and courageous fiction for young people...Goobie handles [her characters'] sexual feelings and actions with sensitivity but complete candour."
"This is an important novel...Highly recommended."
"The raw language and sexually explicit scenes are appropriate for these characters as developed by the author. Teens who are experiencing emotional upheaval themselves and who don't have supportive families will gain from the personal validation that the author provides. As in her previous novels, Goobie stresses the value of all individuals, and their right to their own space in this world."