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Guitar Highway Rose

Brigid Lowry

St. Martin's Griffin

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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Praise for Guitar Highway Rose

"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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Brigid Lowry

  • 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 born and raised.
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Available Formats and Book Details

Guitar Highway Rose

Brigid Lowry

  • Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Griffin

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