Twentieth-Century Girl, also titled 1900: A Brand New Century, is a My Story book written by Carol Drinkwater. It was Drinkwater's second book for the series. The book was published by Scholastic UK in July 2001 and republished in March 2010.
"22nd December, 1899 Time is marching forward, carrying us over the threshold and pitching us, willy nilly, into a new century. The prospect of growing up in that unexplored territory is so thrilling that I fancy, if I close my eyes tight, I can almost see the process taking place! A day slips away like sand in a sand glass and then another say dawns and so we are caught up in their inevitable passage towards 1900. I bought a journal and have begun to transfer my scribblings of the last few days into it. It will record my journey into the new century. I shall call it "Twentieth-Century Girl", for that is what I intend to be!"
"Christmas 1899. It's an exciting time to be young; the twentieth century is dawning. It's a thrilling world of new ideas, new possibilities and new inventions–phonographs, automobiles and moving pictures... Fourteen-year-old Flora is determined to take advantage of everything the new century has to offer, but how will she persuade her stuffy strait-laced father..."