Follow the Blue by Brigid Lowry

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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."

About Brigid Lowry

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Brigid Lowry 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 awards. She spent much of her life in Australia but now lives in New Zealand, where she was born and raised.
Published March 21, 2006 by St. Martin's Griffin. 208 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Romance.

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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.

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Bec's mother, a celebrity chef, is being sent on a five-week book tour, and Bec's father, newly recovered from depression, is going with her.

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Unfortunately, Mrs. D is the dullest woman Bec knows.

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Bec was still mulling over her feelings and opinions as it ended, however, Bec did receive some excellent advice from her housekeeper, Ms.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

Brigid Lowry's Follow The Blue centers on Bec, the sensible one in an otherwise quirky family.

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