Rose by Any Other Name, by Maureen McCarthy

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 friends. 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 taking a road trip. Her van is packed, her tank is full and she’s off. There’s only one problem – her mother has decided to come along for the ride. As they take the scenic route to visit Rose’s dying grandmother, they also start to mend some of the damage the past year has done to their relationship.

Rose By Any Other Name is a story of self-discovery and of recovery. Rose’s life has been turned upside down with the sudden break-up of her parents’ marriage and the fracturing of her friendship with her best friend, Zoe. She blames herself for what has happened, and feels that others must blame her too. As she travels the coast line she relives the previous summer and moves towards a new beginning.

From the author of the bestselling Queen Kat, Carmel and St Jude Get a Life, Rose’s story will appeal to teens and adult readers alike.

Rose by Any Other Name

Rose By Any Other Name, by Maureen McCarthy
Allen & Unwin, 2006