Who are you?..Bec..Who are you?..Fifteen..Who are you?..Lovesick..First my father had his breakdown. Then my parents went away, leaving a daggy housekeeper in their place. It was my fifteenth summer and I was tired of being good old sensible Bec. I wanted to be a wild and dancing kind of girl, so I dyed my hair, discovered magic, threw my first party.and then there was the boy thing...Follow the Blue is a funny, touching story, sparkling with bright summer colours...Follow the Blue is excellent. You're our favourite writer and one of the only ones who captures the teenage heart. Emily + Jessie
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(195mm x 130mm x 17mm)
Allen & Unwin Children's Books
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Struggling under an eccentric mother and a father suffering from a mental breakdown, Bec assumes that her 15th summer will be more of the same. That is until she learns that she and her younger brother and sister will be spending the next five weeks under the care of a sitter, while her parents go on a book tour of the US. Bec decides that instead of moping around the house, she should take her horoscope to heart and look for good luck and "a certain amount of turbulence." Bec is soon shedding her responsible image, dyeing her hair red, hanging out with new friends, and then of course there are the boys. Despite some sections that seemed forced for the sake of the plot, the interactions between Bec and her friends and family ring true. Her brother and sister are funny, fresh characters and the twists that Australian culture and vocabulary supply keep the narrative interesting and lively. A fun read from down under. (Fiction. 12+) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Brigid Lowry
Brigid Lowry was born in New Zealand and lives in Perth. In previous incarnations she has been a flower child, a waitress and a school teacher. ..Brigid has published short stories and poetry and the successful Guitar Highway Rose.