Author(s): Brigid Lowry
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.
From the USA reviews:sure to be an instant hit with teens.' Kirkus Reviewslanguage simple and engaging prose crisply observant a romantic, entertaining and thoughtful novel.' School Library JournalDec 2003
Brigid Lowry was born in New Zealand. She now lives there, having spent some time in Australia. In previous incarnations she has been a flower child, a waitress and a school teacher. She has published short stories and poetry as well as adult and young adult fiction. Her novel Guitar Highway Rose was shortlisted for the 1998 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for older readers. She teamed up with her son, Sam, to write Space Camp.