Think of a girl reading this

Now the wishes that you would allow her

Think metamorphosis

Think girl to woman power


A teenage girl travels the path to her future in this powerful coming-of-age collection.


The poems explore the comfort of books, awe at the night sky, playground tricks and friendships, and first love conundrums. There are worries, anxieties and questioning thoughts - but there's also courage, humour and hope, as one girl strikes out for the future, determined to dance to her own tune, find freedom and be herself.


Reaching deep into what it means to be a teenager, and containing Rachel Rooney's signature wit and wordplay, this eagerly awaited collection shows an outstanding poet at the height of her powers.


  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Otter-Barry Books (19 Aug. 2021)
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1913074586

Hey, Girl! Poems