Follow the Blue

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Macmillan, Mar 21, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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Life isn't neat and tidy. It's like a whole lot of balls of brightly colored wool thrown in a basket, with stray beginnings and endings and possibilities everywhere. Let's follow the blue.


Fifteen-year-old Bec has always been the good girl. Growing up with an eccentric celebrity chef mother and a father who suffers from depression, Bec is used to taking care of her two younger siblings and being labeled "the sensible one." But when Bec's parents decide to take a six-week tour of the U.S., she decides that she is sick of being responsible and is ready for some adventures of her own. She meets a new friend named Jaz, dyes her hair, wins money, throws her first party, and then there's the boy thing...

In this intoxicating novel by award-winning author and poet Brigid Lowry, Bec realizes that maybe she isn't so ordinary after all--and that sometimes it doesn't hurt to, as her mother would say, "lighten up and enjoy the ride."

  

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Read this book a few times as a teenager and really liked it. Tells the story of a girl who is left in charge of her younger siblings while her parents are away and decides she wants to have some fun of her own. Read full review

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Read this book a few times as a teenager and really liked it. Tells the story of a girl who is left in charge of her younger siblings while her parents are away and decides she wants to have some fun of her own. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
7
Section 4
13
Section 5
28
Section 6
29
Section 7
48
Section 8
60
Section 19
115
Section 20
116
Section 21
128
Section 22
140
Section 23
144
Section 24
145
Section 25
151
Section 26
157

Section 9
67
Section 10
70
Section 11
78
Section 12
92
Section 13
95
Section 14
98
Section 15
100
Section 16
103
Section 17
108
Section 18
111
Section 27
167
Section 28
172
Section 29
174
Section 30
177
Section 31
184
Section 32
191
Section 33
197
Section 34
206
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About the author (2006)

Brigid Lowry is the author of award-winning poetry, short stories, and young adult novels. She is well-known in Australia, where her first novel, Guitar Highway Rose, was a runaway success with young readers and a finalist for or winner of numerous prestigious awards. She spent much of her life in Australia but now lives in New Zealand, where she was born and raised.

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