Pushing the boundaries and challenging expectations is the prerogative of teenage girls. They told you not to do something so, naturally, you broke the rules. After all, some rules were made to be broken. Your parents told you not to stay out late, teachers told you not to be too opinionated and your friends warned you against being too clever.


The rebellious teenager is no new phenomenon and literature has featured some of the feistiest young, female characters who are interesting, relatable and empowering and have shattered the stereotype of the moody, melodramatic teen girl.


Join our panelist of female authors, Natasha Farrant, Lisa Williamson and Olivia Levez, and their trio of heroines, as they discuss rebellious girls who are unafraid to break boundaries, make mistakes and be themselves.