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Don'tcha just hate the way you get caught up in stuff without really wanting to? You make a wrong move, and before you know it you're in some weird scene that isn't you but . how do you get out of it? Maybe you lied, maybe you stole, maybe you betrayed your closest friend. It happens. Yeah. Then it goes a bit further, and suddenly you're one of those jerks you hate because . you can't be trusted.
Rose is all packed up. She's got a van full of petrol and a stack of CDs. She's got a surfboard in the back and a secret that won't go away. But that's okay. She also has enough attitude to light up the night sky.
Then her mother decides to come along . and Rose's road trip takes an unplanned U-turn, straight to the heart of last summer.
No one explores that time of possibilities between school and university or work as honestly as Maureen mcCarthy.' Gleebooks summer reading catalogue, distributed in Sydney Morning Herald 20/11/06
a fantastically paced and engaging novel, which deals with some really topical issues affecting most children today. Sure to appeal to the fans of Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, this is well written and a real feel-good novel that every older teenager girl will enjoy.' Bookseller + Publisher Oct 2006
Maureen McCarthy's books are engrossing because the protagonists' lives ring true and she articulates the feelings that most people leave unsaid ' Weekend Australian 28-29 Oct 2006
The directness and clarity with which the author deals with characters and their feelings should resonate with those who read the book a satisfying story about big decisions.' Viewpoint Vol 14 No 4 Summer 2006
brilliantly evokes family relationships McCarthy's writing is sparkling, never missing a beat, and replete with original and striking imagery. The novel will be deservedly popular with older teenagers.' Magpies Vol 21 No 5 Nov 2006. Rose by any other name was one of Magpies Picks of 2006'.
as suitable for teenagers as it is their grandmothers.' Melbourne Herald Sun 4/11/06
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st November 2006
Publisher: A&U Children's
Edition Number: 1