Guitar Highway Rose

Guitar Highway Rose 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

  • Title: Guitar Highway Rose
  • Author: Brigid Lowry
  • ISBN: 9780312342968
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 interesting Asher Fielding is the mysterious new boy at school who has dreadlMy 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 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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    1. I WISH this were my favorite quote from the book:Some ideas are not born of logic and good sense. They are made of clouds and cobwebs. They sprout from nowhere and feed on excitement, sprinkled with adventure-juice and the sweet flavour of the forbidden. The psyche moves from the realms of the ordinary and takes a delicate step towards the territories of the unknown. We know that we shouldn't and that is exactly what we do.However. Unfortunately. It is this: Sometimes you think you know where yo [...]

    2. Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry is one of my most favourite nostalgia books <3it came out when I was 17 and in my final year of high school. i loved it. my mates loved it.i carried it around with me.i wanted to be Rosie. i crushed on Asher.i doodled all the little icons out of it into my journal.i answered some of the profile-y parts in my journal, too :)it's such a perfect teenagery book's about crushes and first love. running away. a road trip. a kombi van. hippies. it sweet and quirky. [...]

    3. Book quote: Some ideas are not born of logic and good sense. They are made of clouds and cobwebs. They sprout from nowhere and feed on excitement, sprinkled with adventure-juice and the sweet flavor of the forbidden. The psyche moves from the realms of the ordinary and takes a delicate step towards the territory of the unknown. We know that we shouldn’t and that is exactly why we do.Wow! How beautiful is that? Guitar Highway Rose is filled with amazing thoughtful passages, enlightening Aussie [...]

    4. The recent reviews I've read on this have been mediocre at best but I really didn't like it. The language is childish and the characters are boring. In the very first chapter there are sentences that repeatedly use "and" or are short and choppy, it reads like a young kid's book!

    5. Favourite Quote: Some ideas are not born of logic and good sense. They are made of clouds and cobwebs. They sprout from nowhere and feed on excitement, sprinkled with adventure juice and the sweet flavor of the forbidden. The psyche moves from the realms of the ordinary and takes a delicate step towards the unknown. We know we shouldn't and that is exactly why we do.Guitar Rose Highway is a fun read. It is quirky, charming and vibrant story that captures the joy and angst of being a teen. Lowry' [...]

    6. Favourite Quote; “Sometimes you think you know where you are headed. Youthink you know what each day will bring. You think there will bea breath to follow this breath. It has always been that waybefore. You think that lunch will follow breakfast and sometime later dinner will naturally appear. You think that you know that the sky is blue and that trees are green, that cats are furry and that life will go on quite smoothly for ever like an infinite ripple ofturquoise ribbon. But sometimes you a [...]

    7. The odds seemed stacked against me liking this book - the 90s is my least favourite era, I don't think anyone other than Joyce and Faulkner should attempt stream-of-consciousness narrative and I dislike hippies (sorry no offence to anyone). So an experimental book written in 1997 about two teens with the gypsy blues? I would say no thanks! But I'm glad I gave this novel a go - this novel charmed me over and I had to agree at the end that yes this is a gorgeous book! Upon starting this, I was ins [...]

    8. I'm sorry, but all the run-on sentence/paragraphs without any commas or anything even drove me nutty! This book totally brought me back to 1997 considering all the music and fashion mentioned (in which I was a teenager at that time as well). It was nice that they gave you so many perspectives in this book. Sadly though, I was bored out of my mind. I was glad this was such a fast and short read. I couldn't even attach myself to the characters. I was extremely surprised to find that this book did [...]

    9. I adored this book. I loved the poetic prose and the varying perspectives: it swooped from teenagers to adults to the younger brother in a way that kept me rapt the whole time I was reading it.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 not one thing in particular. Its part love story, part road trip, part families and friendships, and [...]

    10. This is one of my favorite books ever! I love the author's unconventional writing/formatting style. It has a very sweet story and quirky, fun, interesting, lovable characters. :D

    11. 3.7 stars (yes it's very close to 4)When I was around 15, I was obsessed with the TV series My So-Called Life. And I can see how teenagers in Aus might have been in love with this book as I see similarities. The book also captures adolescence psych well: their burning desire for independence, their frustration with the parents as well as love and need for them, and their struggle and confusion with both internal and external variables which they cannot control (their hormones, family breakup, re [...]

    12. 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 24). It is one of my all time favourite teen novels and highly recommend it.Edit 24.3.13Now 26, I have finally attempted to review this properly.In a Nutshell: Guitar Highway Rose is a novel about growing up. It’s about the family dynamic, in a variety of forms such as mothers and daughters, husbands and wives. It’s about teenage acts of rebellion and the restlessness felt at [...]

    13. Rose is waiting for life to happen; to break free from her mum’s suffocating way of caring. She wanted her dad to do something about his suffering marriage to her mum. Asher wanted nothing to do with Perth. He’d rather be back to his old hunting ground where everything was normal and familiar. This is a story of two kids who found themselves on the run from a petty crime Asher was accused of. But mostly, they wanted freedom. Along their adventure, while their parents were going insane with w [...]

    14. Ok, I am out. I am not exactly done but what is it they say? Life is too short to read books you don't enjoy.This book with its wonderful title is told in fragments, little snippets i would call them. In those short chapters we get a mix of descriptions (of how characters dress, how their rooms look like, etc.), thought snatches, dialogues between main characters, poems and diary entries and some similar details. It is sure an interesting idea to tell a story this way but it really didn't work f [...]

    15. 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." Brigid tells the story in little snapshots that take you inside the minds of everyone in the book -- Rosie and Asher, the people they meet while they're hitchhiking, their teachers, their parents, their siblings, etc. While I could appreciate the experimental story-telling and the little details that mad [...]

    16. I absolutely love this book. I think I first read it in 2007/08 (Around the time I first read Looking For Alaska and many other books that stuck with me), and I've just re-read it at least twice a year since.I need to get a copy of my own, it amuses the librarian at my school everytime she sees I've picked it up again. I don't know what to say. I love where it's set, I love Asher and Rose and Rose's best friend's relationship with her Mum, similar to my friend's. Brigid's book Tomorrow All Will [...]

    17. Rosie Moon lives in a small seaside town in Australia, where experiencing life is limited to walks on the beach and secretly piercing your nose. She's not sure how to impress the quietly rebellious new boy in her class, Asher Fielding. Asher just moved to town with his newly single mother and desperately wants to leave his restrictive new school and head back across the country to his father and his old friends. Rosie and Asher's friendship begins when they are paired up for a poetry project. Wh [...]

    18. One of my best friends suggested this book to me. I absolutely love it. It's my kind of book- about two teenage runaways who learn a lot about life in the process of their exciting getaway. 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.

    19. Loved this one, especially the cool narrative style, switching between view points, stream of consciousness type thing, lists, letters, at times, I laughed right out loud about the comical things people think and do. made me think of what it was like being a teenager

    20. Really, I just liked this book because it was set in Swanbourne, Western Australia, which is where my mum/grandparents are from, so i've been around that area my whole life. It's not everyday you find a book based so close to where you're from when you live in Perth!The writing itself is not great, but it's not bad. I liked how it was ''poetry'' like, in a way. And the descriptions were pretty good, too. The plot was really good, because it managed to cover quite serious topics (for example (vie [...]

    21. guitar highway rose (allen&unwin), by brigid lowry, was published in 1997 is the story of rosie: who lives in perth and is hanging around being fifteen, arguing with her mother, wishing she was older, waiting for her life to begin. it's also the story of asher: a dreadlocked, reluctant byron bay evacuee, come to perth because his parents have separated. theirs is a sweet and quirky friendship and then developing into, possibly, something more. they both love music and secondhand clothes, the [...]

    22. Let me set you a scene.My bedroom, the year is 1998.A single bed with coloured sheets. An old wooden armchair covered in an old sari. My grandfather's old stereo system complete with record player and tape deck. A black CD player on top, surrounded by CDs like The Cranberries, The Doors, and Kate Bush. An antique dressing table covered in odds and ends, sparkly makeup, scarves, flowers, beads. A shelf running along the wall covered in candles, incense, crystals, rocks, ornaments, and underneath, [...]

    23. Guitar Highway Rose written by Brigid Lowry, is part road story, part love story of two teenagers trying to find an adventure. One is Rosie Moon, who is bored with her life in Perth. Her parents don't seem to understand her and she hungers for something more. The other is Asher Fielding and he is new in town, and tired from his parents recent divorce and misses home more everyday. When the two cross paths, they find the feeling of wanting to get out is mutual and they decide to run away together [...]

    24. Brigid Lowry brings us Guitar Highway Rose a novel told in everything from prose to poetry to stream of consciousness writing and in multiple viewpoints. We primarily hear from Rosie and Asher, the two teens the story revolves around, but their parents and friends and even the people they meet also get their say. The story flows surprisingly well for something that jumps around so often from character to character, from style to style. Once you are caught up in it, the story weaves a web around [...]

    25. Ok I loved this book. LOVED it. It was exactly the sort of book I needed/wanted to read at this particular moment. It was a simple story: Two teens in love are tired of daily life and decide to run away and have an adventure. I think that sense of wanderlust is something that's true of everyone, regardless of their age or where they are in life. Sometimes you just need to escape from everything (family, friends, school, work, etc.). And all the better if your favorite person is by your side. But [...]

    26. Hm. I don't know what I think of this book. I don't like the themes, or the confusing writing style. Or the characters. Or the terrible language. But I do like the Aussie slang, as well as the different point if views expressed in the book. I like Mr. E's POV the best. That about sums up my reasons why I "like" this book. I don't like the home life expressed in this book, because everybody, every teen, has fights with their family. It may encourage readers to do irrational things because these c [...]

    27. Sometimes you think you know where you are headed. You think you know what each day will bring. You think there will be a breath to follow this breath. It has always been that way before.Guitar Highway Rose is truly a book for teenagers. It's about crushes. It's about family you love but sometimes can't stand. It's about rebelling against your parents. It's about best friends who always have your back. It's about wanting to be somewhere else, or someone else. I loved that I could easily relate t [...]

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