Guitar Highway Rose

Paperback | January 24, 2006

byBrigid Lowry

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My name is Rosie Moon. I am nearly sixteen. I'm hungry for a juicy life. I lean out the window at night and I can taste it out there, waiting for me.

Popular and smart, fifteen-year-old Rosie Moon is the quintessential good girl. She also wishes she could be someone else for a while, someone more interesting. Asher Fielding is the mysterious new boy at school who has dreadlocks and a love of Jim Morrison. On the first day of tenth grade, Rosie develops a crush on Asher, and when the two pair up for a poetry assignment they quickly form a bond. When Asher is falsely accused of stealing a wallet at school, he and Rosie decide to escape it all-their families, their school, their ordinary town-and hitchhike up the Australian coast. They know they shouldn't, and that is exactly why they do. Part road story, part love story, Guitar Highway Rose is a thrilling ride for anyone who has ever dreamed about escaping everyday life, even just for a little while.

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My name is Rosie Moon. I am nearly sixteen. I'm hungry for a juicy life. I lean out the window at night and I can taste it out there, waiting for me.Popular and smart, fifteen-year-old Rosie Moon is the quintessential good girl. She also wishes she could be someone else for a while, someone more interesting. Asher Fielding is the myste...

Brigid Lowry is the author of award-winning poetry, short stories, and young adult novels. She is well-known in Australia, where Guitar Highway Rose was a runaway success with young readers and a finalist for or winner of numerous prestigious awards. She spent much of her life in Australia but now lives in New Zealand, where she was b...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.24 × 5.46 × 0.57 inPublished:January 24, 2006Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312342969

ISBN - 13:9780312342968

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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"Lowry's Australian lingo, lyrical descriptions, likeable characters, and creative format are sure to be an instant hit with teens." -Kirkus"This Australian import has a delightful tranquility that persists all the way to a realistic, satisfying ending. An unassuming, charming book." -Booklist"Lowry describes Australian land- and seascape in colorful detail. Her prose is crisply observant in some places, stream-of-consciousness in others, and full of British/Aussie humor and one-liners. This is a romantic, entertaining, and thoughtful novel." -School Library Journal"[An] artfully constructed novel.readers will likely be captivated by Lowry's playful narrative style, and they will easily empathize with most of the characters, from the free-spirited protagonists to the parents who worry over them." -Publishers Weekly"A quirky kaleidoscope of skilled writing.[a] special book." -Voya