Three things you should know:
1. This wasn’t my idea.
2. I am doing this under duress.
3. I don’t like you.
There are three things Daisy Blue does not want to do. She does not want to go to Bali. She does not want to keep a diary. And she does not want to spend time with Paulina Gifford. In contrast, Paulina Gifford is delighted to be going to Bali. She’s also happy to keep a journal, noting her research findings while she’s there. But she doesn’t want to spend time with Daisy any more than Daisy want to spend time with her.
Still, the pair’s mothers work together and the trip to Bali is an important part of that work, so it is inevitable that they’ll both go, and that they’ll spend time together – yet neither really expects that by their end of their visit they might actually find something in common.
Three Things About Daisy Blue is a funny, upbeat, downright cool debut novel from Tassie-based author Kate Gordon. Daisy and Paulina are as likeable as they are different, and the reader will cheer for them both as the story unfolds and their differences and similarities both become clearer.
Part of the Girlfriend fiction series, Three Things About Daisy Blue is a wonderful offering for teen readers.
Three Things About Daisy Blue, by Kate Gordon
Allen & Unwin, 2010
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