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The Girl Most Likely

When you were 17, what did you think your life would be like when you hit 27?

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At 17, Rachel Hill was the girl most likely to succeed. At 27, with an Honours degree and a career as a travel writer, she wonders if marriage is the only thing missing from this perfect trifecta.

But one distrastrous life decision changes everything. Suddenly she is living back at home in her childhood bedroom – a room still celebrating 1987. She’s also working as a nanny for a surly six-year-old, proof-reading erotic fiction and crucifying movie themes on the piano.

With Su-su-sudio in the cassette deck, Rachel tumbles head first into a ‘quarter-life’ crisis. As she revisits her idea of perfection, she finds that happiness is living the life you want to live, rather than the one you’re expected to.

Rebecca Sparrow

Rebecca Sparrow

For the past few years Rebecca Sparrow has been a weekly columnist at Mamamia. Her first novel, The Girl Most Likely (2003), is in development to become a feature film. Her second, The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay (2006), debuted as a stage play in 2007. Her most recent book, Find Your Feet (The 8 things I wish Id known before I left high school), is the companion guide to the bestselling Find Your Tribe (and 9 other things I wish I’d known in high school) (2009). Rebecca is an ambassador for Givit.org.au and The Pyjama Foundation. She lives in Brisbane with her family.