Mar 12, 2014
Carol Weston has been an advice columnist at Girls’ Life magazine for 20 years, so she’s received her fair share of letters from kids seeking advice on everything from family problems to friends to boys to shyness. It’s the last topic that she chose to tackle in her new book, AVA AND PIP, which follows the spunky, 10-year-old Ava and her painfully shy older sister, Pip. Ava will do anything she can to get attention from her parents and help Pip get out of her shell…but she has a lesson or two to learn herself, too. Read O Assistant Book Editor Abbe Wright’s interview with Carol below, and learn more about the book, Carol’s advice for kids who feel shy and Carol’s childhood writing habits.