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Things You Either Hate or Love

Brigid Lowry

St. Martin's Griffin

Fifteen-year-old Georgia has to get to the Natural Affinity concert.  She's obsessed with the lead singer, Jakob, and will do anything it takes to see him live.  However, there is one major obstacle standing in her way: money. To earn some extra cash, she takes on a string of disastrous jobs, one ending worse than the next. Georgia also struggles with her weight, slipping grades, her lack of a boyfriend and the distance that seems to be growing between her and her best friend. Add to all that the tension with her mother, and life really starts to get complicated. True to Brigid Lowry's colorful style of writing, the book is peppered with lists Georgia writes in her diary, like "Ten things you can do with a sausage besides eating it" and "Great excuses for not doing my homework."  Georgia is funny, honest, far from perfect, and will win the heart of every girl who has ever pined hopelessly after a rock star.
Fifteen-year-old Georgia has to get to the Natural Affinity concert.  She's obsessed with the lead singer, Jakob, and will do anything it takes to see him live.  However, there is one major obstacle standing in her way: money. To earn some extra cash, she takes on a string of disastrous jobs, one ending worse than the next. Georgia also struggles with her weight, slipping grades, her lack of a boyfriend and the distance that seems to be growing between her and her best friend. Add to all that the tension with her mother, and life really starts to get complicated. True to Brigid Lowry's colorful style of writing, the book is peppered with lists Georgia writes in her diary, like "Ten things you can do with a sausage besides eating it" and "Great excuses for not doing my homework."  Georgia is funny, honest, far from perfect, and will win the heart of every girl who has ever pined hopelessly after a rock star.

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Praise for Things You Either Hate or Love

"Readers will instantly relate to funny, honest 15-year-old Georgia….This is a well-executed story, with a vivid narrator sure to win readers' hearts."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
"Readers will be drawn in by [Lowry's] ability to paint word pictures of the main character's innermost thoughts and feelings. After reading this quirky, fun novel, teens are sure to request Lowry's Guitar Highway Rose and Follow the Blue."
-School Library Journal
 
"Lowry has created a wonderful character in Georgia, whose narrative ranges from hilarious to poignant as it relates familiar growing pains….A compelling, enjoyable read with a complex, irresistible protagonist who will engage many readers."
-Booklist
"Readers will instantly relate to funny, honest 15-year-old Georgia….This is a well-executed story, with a vivid narrator sure to win readers' hearts."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
"Readers will be drawn in by [Lowry's] ability to paint word pictures of the main character's innermost thoughts and feelings. After reading this quirky, fun novel, teens are sure to request Lowry's Guitar Highway Rose and Follow the Blue."
-School Library Journal
 
"Lowry has created a wonderful character in Georgia, whose narrative ranges from hilarious to poignant as it relates familiar growing pains….A compelling, enjoyable read with a complex, irresistible protagonist who will engage many readers."
-Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Brigid Lowry

  • BRIGID LOWRY is a well-known writer in Australia, where her novels Guitar Highway Rose and Follow the Blue were runaway successes with young readers.
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Things You Either Hate or Love

Brigid Lowry

  • Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Griffin

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