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Perfectly Weird, Perfectly You: A Scientific Guide to Growing Up

Camilla Pang

Perfectly Weird, Perfectly You: A Scientific Guide to Growing Up


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FIND YOUR FEET. DISCOVER YOUR QUIRKS. GROW UP PERFECTLY WEIRD, PERFECTLY YOU. Did you know that ... * Finding your confidence is a lot like programming a computer? * Understanding photosynthesis can teach you about following your passions? * Peer pressure and Isaac Newton have more in common than you might think? Well, welcome to Dr. Camilla Pang's scientific survival guide to growing up! As a child Camilla loved patterns and putting things in order. She was obsessed with Stephen Hawking. And the only language she really understood was science. Diagnosed with autism age 8, Camilla saw the world very differently. But with science as her sidekick, she was able to translate ideas she could understand (like gravity, photosynthesis and algorithms) onto things she couldn't (like peer pressure, emotions and finding your voice). Today, Camilla is a scientist and an award-winning author, and she is here to share her scientific survival guide with you - so you can grow up with the courage to be yourself, no matter how different you feel or how tricky you might find it to connect. Because the hard part of growing up isn't dealing with other people (their opinions, their popularity or their exam results). No, the hard part is you: learning who you are and what makes you tick. And the really hard part is accepting that it's completely normal to be perfectly weird. In fact, it's essential to growing up happy.



This book was not what I was expecting. It was very strange but I still enjoyed it. I learnt being weird isn't too bad.

Lord Bart Dangerous 15.08.2023


I think it was a educational book on puberty but a good book. Definitely reccomend this to family and friends.

Marshal River Submarine 08.08.2023


Good Yes recommend pls

Anonymous 06.08.2023


Dr camilla is my favourite so far. I like that this character is different.

Ambassador Zeus Banana 25.07.2023


I liked reading this book, it was very interesting

Baron Bruno Frankfurter 03.09.2022


I loved how it had a mix of science and things you need to grow up. It really shows you how important science is.

Countess Venus Bojangles 15.08.2022


It was really weird It was not funny Yes I liked willow No it did not interest me at all No

Queen Fandango Pumpernickel 10.08.2022


I thought it was a guide to what changes occur when you grow up. I think it was a book for neurodiverse and non-neurodiverse people that shows that everything doesn't need to be stereotypical (and it's alright to be different from others). this book interested me because I want to learn science. I would recommend this book to people who are neurodiverse aswell as everyone else

Anonymous 07.08.2022


Cammila is a very brave girl

Officer Pansy Peanut-butter 01.08.2022


An interesting guide to growing up and what to do in certain social situations.

Queen Heroica Archer 28.07.2022


An interesting guide for what to do in certain social situations.

Judge Boadicea Submarine 28.07.2022


An interesting guide on what to do in social situations.

Anonymous 28.07.2022


I learnt about autism

Duchess Petunia Foxtail 28.07.2022

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