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#1 solongsuckers

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

This is probably going to be very vague as I can only remember small details but for some reason I started thinking of this book I read when I was a teenager (mid 90s) and I can't remember what it was but it's driving me nuts.

It is an australian book about a teenage girl. I think it may have been set in WA. I am pretty sure in the book she falls pregnant and runs away from home and is travelling around the state and then at some point she is involved in a car accident but I can't remember anything other than that.

Any ideas????

#2 EsmeLennox

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:38 AM

That sounds familiar... Can't put my finger on it right now, will think about it.

#3 Brutta Borgia

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

Yes, sounds familiar.....what I am thinking of though is there was more to the story...she was a troubled teenager ......two families were involved, from a small country town and it turns out the children were accidentally swapped at birth .....ie the families went home with the wrong baby.....it was the family of the troubled teenager who first raised a suspicion about this....?

#4 solongsuckers

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

I remember one short chapter where she went on about how great and perfect life can be in all sorts of descriptive ways and then it ended with 'Sometimes you are wrong'. That was the end of the chapter and then the start of the next chapter she had been in the car accident.

I really liked that chapter and I used to have it written out in a notebook and now I can't find it! I don't know what made me think of it last night but now I can't stop thinking what the hell was that book???? lol

#5 solongsuckers

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

Yes I do think she was a troubled teenager but not sure about the separated at birth bit. Could be though!

I can't even remember if I read it in school or from the library

#6 QuisbySchmoo

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

Could it be 'The Best Thing' by Margo Lanagan?


#7 solongsuckers

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

QUOTE (Foogle @ 02/01/2013, 02:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Could it be 'The Best Thing' by Margo Lanagan?


I googled it, but no it's not it sad.gif

#8 solongsuckers

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

Ok, I got the pregnant bit wrong. I am pretty sure the book was Guitar Highway Rose

#9 EsmeLennox

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry is the one I was thinking of, but I don't think that's it now that I've had a look at it.

ETA: Ha! Snap. I was thinking it couldn't be that because of the pregnant bit!

Edited by Jemstar, 02 January 2013 - 03:18 PM.


#10 solongsuckers

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:17 PM

I found the bit I had in my head that I couldn't quite remember properly

“Sometimes you think you know where you are headed. You think you know what each day will bring. you think there will be a breath to follow this breath. It has always been that way before. You think that lunch will follow breakfast and sometime later dinner will naturally appear. You think you know that the sky is blue and that the trees are green, that cats are furry and that life will go on quite smoothly for ever like an infinite ripple of turquoise ribbon. But sometimes you are wrong"

(I was a little off with my description!)

#11 solongsuckers

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

QUOTE (Jemstar @ 02/01/2013, 04:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry is the one I was thinking of, but I don't think that's it now that I've had a look at it.

ETA: Ha! Snap. I was thinking it couldn't be that because of the pregnant bit!


Yes I got that bit wrong! Oops!

I had in my head that something happened that made her leave and I thought it was a pregnancy but it was her friend getting caught stealing or something.

Edited by SirDidymus, 02 January 2013 - 03:19 PM.


#12 EsmeLennox

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

Great book though, I used it as a text for a while. I might have to dust it off and give it another run.




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