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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Lists with This Book. Here she learned a love of books, too many swear words and how to cook a decent omelette. Brigid Lowry’s Guitar Highway Rose freewheels through the darker and lighter sides of life with wit, charm and compassion.

Eventually I even have to agree that the stream-of-conscious narrative used for Asher workedas I could see this reflecting the jumbled-up contents of a young teen’s mind.

Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry

I think that sense of wanderlust is something that’s true of everyone, regardless of their age or where they are in life.

It is highwy book about a roadtrip. I also think that it lacked realism by making everything so happy for everyone in the end of the book.

I can close my eyes, see my room, feel the inner turmoil highwqy teenage-hood and smell the incense curling around in the candle light. Asher Fielding is the mysterious new boy at school who has dreadlocks and a love of Jim Morrison. And actually, my favorite passage is this: Both Rosie and Asher were well rounded, relatable character s.

GUITAR HIGHWAY ROSE by Brigid Lowry | Kirkus Reviews

When caught and brought back to his mom, Rosie tells him that next time he runs, to take her with him. More books by this author. They know they shouldn’t, and that is exactly why they do. Return to Book Page. Want to Read saving…. It was my life guide.



I wanted to wear rainbow dresses and be barefoot. The language is childish and the characters are boring. Feb 19, Matilda rated it really liked it. But it not to my liking. She’s not sure how to impress the quietly rebellious new boy in her class, Asher Fielding. The psyche moves from the realms of the ordinary and takes a delicate step towards the territory of the unknown. Sadly though, I was bored out of my mind. It’s inspiring and creative and Brigid Lowry approached YA fiction with such a refreshing take on teenagers that I could not help but be drawn into the promise of it on first sight.

Guitar Highway Rose is a novel about growing up.

Guitar Highway Rose

I couldn’t even attach myself to the characters. While I could appreciate the experimental story-telling and the little details that mad 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 tired of being “good.

View Full Version of PW. Overall it was a very cute and nice read, which just fades a little in light of My So-Called Life which I grew up with so nothing can beat it and other recent Aussie YA reads. For the full review, please visit my blog: I read this book for the first time when I was 12 years old and have continued to reread it every few years I am now Once you are caught up in it, the story weaves a web around you — or perhaps it would be better to compare this to a day at the beach, standing out past the breakers.

In those short chapters we get a mix of descriptions of how characters dress, how their rooms look like, etc. It is perfectly appropriate for adults who have read this book in their teens and are feeling nostalgic. Quotes from Guitar Highway Rose. You think you know what each day will bring you. Overall, though, 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.


Thus her writing career was launched, but it took about twenty years for her to take it to a higher place. Aug 26, Lesleigh rated it it was ok Shelves: Therefor this might be an interesting book for someone else and my 1 star rating is a very personal judgement of how enjoyed “Guitar Highway Rose” though my ratings are always personal and not based on the literary accomplishment of a book but I want to stress this here since I believe some might really like the style.

Guitar Highway Rose written by Brigid Lowry, is part road story, part love story of two teenagers trying to find an adventure. Portraying the adolescent experience from many sides, the author reveals growing up and fitting in not only as a universal, adolescent event but a life-long achievement. View all 5 comments.

This is my favourite of the 3 available Aussie covers. This book with its wonderful title is told in fragments, little snippets i would call them. It was nice that they gave you so many perspectives in this book. To sum it up, Guitar Highway Rose is a quick, heartfelt and funny read.

My bedroom, the year is Asher is the new boy in her class. Jan 09, Thebookbutterfly rated it it was amazing Shelves: A dozen or so roses hanging from the roof drying. Everyone has their say, in their own way. In the meantime she tried being a hippie, a waitress, a software tutor, a librarian, a mother, a wife and a primary school teacher.