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Grade Rosie Moon, 15, is waiting for life to happen-school is dull, her mother won’t let her get a nose ring, and her parents seem to be breaking up. In Lowry’s artfully constructed novel, originally published in Australia, year-old Rosie is GUITAR HIGHWAY ROSE. Brigid Lowry, Author. Guitar Highway Rose. Genre: Young Adult. Guitar Highway Rose. By: Brigid Lowry He has dreadlocks, a guitar and a bad case of the gypsy blues.

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We know we shouldn’t and that is exactly why we do. Oct 03, Nic rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 20 comments. The language is childish and the characters are boring. Asher is all stream-of-consciousness with no punctuation. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email brigi. Jan 12, Sarah rated it it was amazing.

Brigid is currently working on a new young adult book and has recently returned to live in her homeland, New Zealand, after living for 27 wonderful years gutiar Australia.

It also has the parents’ points of views in a couple of parts showing their feelings.


Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry

I was extremely surprised to find that this book did so lory well in Austrailia. Rosie and Asher and a narrator and their parents Too bad I related more to Rosie’s mother than to Rosie. Teachers Notes Download teachers notes.

They sprout from nowhere and feed on excitement, sprinkled with adventure juice and the sweet flavour of the forbidden.

Guitar Highway Rose

Asher is the new boy with dreadlocks and a problem with conformity. Asher Fielding is the mysterious new boy at school who has dreadl My name is Rosie Moon. Rose and Asher actually DO do it.

An antique dressing table covered in odds and ends, sparkly makeup, scarves, flowers, beads.

Guitar Highway Rose – Brigid Lowry – – Allen & Unwin – Australia

View all 5 comments. I wanted to wear rainbow dresses and be barefoot. So an rosse book written in about two teens with the gypsy blues? This book is about two teenagers — Rosie and Asher — who decide to run away together, Asher because he’s been falsely accused of theft at school, and Rosie because she’s tuitar of being “good.

When Asher is mistakenly accused of stealing, he decides to run away.


I like that everyone — including the parents — have their say. When the two cross paths, they find the feeling of wanting to get out is mutual and they decide to run away together. I especially love the way the author writes in this– Not your everyday, typical teenage angst, but given to the reader in a lighthearted and somewhat humorous perspective. Meanwhile, of course, their parents are going crazy. It just brings a grin to your face. brigdi


With all that said I think this book could work for some people, maybe younger teenagers who would like to try an interesting structured book. It’s my kind of book- about two teenage runaways who learn a lot about life in the process of their exciting getaway. This is a story of two kids who found themselves on the run from a petty crime Asher was accused of. I lean out the window at night and I can taste it out there, waiting for me.

There was a problem adding your email address. They sprout from nowhere and feed on excitement, sprinkled with adventure-juice brigif the sweet flavor of the forbidden. One is Rosie Moon, who is bored with her life in Perth.