#Tweenache101: First, there's PMS (it's real and it's painful and can someone please make it stop?). Second, there's #TheBoy. Yes, that's right. The BOY. And third, there's a #NewDad in the picture. Actually, he's an old dad, but if Nina's never met him before, he totally counts as new, right? And worst of all, there's the #NerdWars. There's a new nerd in the classroom - and she might be even nerdier than Nina. This. Can't. Be. Good.
Nina has questions. Are moms just little girls who are taller and wear prettier shoes? Can I call pest control services to get rid of a pesky seven-year-old boy? What if my sister is a voodoo high priestess? Is a grownup refusing to grow up the same as someone pretending to be asleep? Are teachers not allowed to admit they're wrong? WHO. LEFT. PARENTS. IN. CHARGE? Somebody had better have the answers. Big announcement: Nina's mom is going to marry Dhiraj! He's not the wicked stepfather by any stretch of the imagination. He's much, much worse. He's a rapper! And a bad one at that. And his rapper name is Dhiraj Fist aka Diddy Blood. Case rested. After all, dumb is the new wicked. Nina must stop this catastrophe, but she's going to need co-conspirators. With her sister Nikki, who seems to keep disappearing mysteriously, and her mother's best friend, Ashwin Uncle, who's now fighting with her mother, Nina must find a way to save her favourite grownup from making a really bad decision. Because, really, grownups just can't be trusted to make good life choices. As sweet as it is funny, Nina the Philosopher is a brilliant, witty, thought-provoking series that tells the story of a modern-day fairy tale: a single mother and her two wonderful, hilariously angst-ridden daughters. It's The Princess Diaries for a new generation. Except, you know, without a princess. Or a diary. The book is beautifully designed and illustrated by a remarkably talented new artist, Priyanka Shyam. Check out Nina's blog at www.ninathephilosopher.com. Also check out the book trailer at http://youtu.be/tkopFMFnHCM.