Summer Skin

Available in paperback and ebook from all good booksellers

Published in Australia/NZ by Allen & Unwin

Published in US/Can by Feiwel and Friends, US Macmillan


 A searingly honest and achingly funny story about love, sex and navigating life on campus.

Jess Gordon is out for revenge. Last year the jocks from Knights College tried to shame her best friend. This year she and a hand-picked college girl gang are going to get even.

The lesson: don’t mess with Unity girls. The target: Blondie, a typical Knights stud, arrogant, cold…and smart enough to keep up with Jess.

It’s all Girl meets Boy, Girl steals from Boy, seduces Boy, ties Boy to a chair and burns Boy’s stuff. Just your typical love story.

‘Kirsty Eagar’s marvellous cast of characters are as flawed as they are endearing, and it is impossible to get to the end without wishing they were your friends. Steamy, sexy and gorgeously written, Summer Skin is a book that all older teens should read for its frank discussion of sex, feminism, relationships and growing up.’

Australian Bookseller and Publisher



2SER Final Draft

Booktopia (with Justine Larbalestier, author of My Sister Rosa)

The Co-op Bookstore

ABC Local with Rhianna Patrick

Bookish Friends


I wrote it because the act of sex is different to the act of ticking off a checklist compiled from porn. I wrote it because girls and women feel desire, and have a right to pleasure, too. I wrote it because sometimes it’s hard to say no to things you don’t want to do, and it can be equally hard to voice what makes you feel good.

From the Author