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Follow the Blue

Brigid Lowry

St. Martin's Griffin

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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Praise for Follow the Blue

"Imagine a more functional Georgia Nicholson (of Louise Rennison's Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging) in Perth, Australia, and you'll have the main character in this exhilarating novel." -Booklist

"[An] inviting Australian novel by the author of Guitar Highway Rose….Readers will find Bec's anecdotes compelling." -Publishers Weekly

"Funny, fresh characters…A fun read from down under." -Kirkus

"Lowry is also a poet, and she paints lovely splashes of color that transcend and augment the characters' trials and tribulations….This one is worth 'bunging' onto the shelves as it's a 'hell-fun' read." -School Library Journal

"A lot goes on in this very funny romp, some of it quite profound….[A] delightful trip down under." -Booklist
"Imagine a more functional Georgia Nicholson (of Louise Rennison's Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging) in Perth, Australia, and you'll have the main character in this exhilarating novel." -Booklist

"[An] inviting Australian novel by the author of Guitar Highway Rose….Readers will find Bec's anecdotes compelling." -Publishers Weekly

"Funny, fresh characters…A fun read from down under." -Kirkus

"Lowry is also a poet, and she paints lovely splashes of color that transcend and augment the characters' trials and tribulations….This one is worth 'bunging' onto the shelves as it's a 'hell-fun' read." -School Library Journal

"A lot goes on in this very funny romp, some of it quite profound….[A] delightful trip down under." -Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Brigid Lowry

  • 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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Available Formats and Book Details

Follow the Blue

Brigid Lowry

  • Trade Paperback

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

St. Martin's Griffin

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