Take Three Girls

Take Three Girls is a collaboration between award-winning, internationally published authors and friends, Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood.

ADY – not the confident A-Lister she appears to be.

KATE – brainy boarder taking risks to pursue the music she loves.

CLEM – disenchanted swim-star losing her heart to the wrong boy.

All are targeted by PSST, a toxic website that deals in gossip and lies. St Hilda’s antidote to the cyber-bullying? The Year 10 Wellness program. Nice try – but sometimes all it takes is three girls.

With its themes of friendship, feminism, identity and belonging,Take Three Girls is honest, raw and funny, a novel that will strike a chord with young readers everywhere.


“This beautifully crafted, lively novel captures the good and the bad of female friendship”5 out of 5 stars

Bec Kavanagh Books + Publishing

“…written by three of Australia’s best YA authors…Take Three Girls deserves a second read to fully appreciate the fine writing and the seeded threads which lead to the denouement”

The Weekend Australian Review

“Three of Australia’s best YA authors have teamed up in this rewarding and entertaining novel exploring female friendship and the scourge of cyber-bullying…The characters are thoroughly engaging, their interaction convincing and they grow most satisfyingly in their relationships as the book progresses”

The Adelaide Advertiser

Take Three Girls


Shortlist, YABBA (Young Australians Best Book Awards), 2022

White Ravens selection, International Youth Library, 2018

Winner, CBCA, Book of the Year, Older Readers, 2018

Shortlist, Gold Inky Award

Shortlist Indie Award (Independent Booksellers Awards)

Longlist, ABIA Awards (Australian Book Industry Awards)


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