Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry

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Two fifteen-year-olds, Rosie and Asher, upset over the various unhappy circumstances of their lives in the Australian city of Perth, decide to run away. Their lives are turned upside down as they take to the road to discover the world, strengthen their friendship, and learn the darker and lighter sides of their own identities.

About Brigid Lowry

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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.
Published September 1, 1997 by Allen & Unwin Children's Books. 208 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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Multiple narrators and diverse narrative forms, including stream of consciousness, lists, and excerpts from Living with Teenagers, all tell the engaging story of Australian 15-year-olds Rosie and Asher.

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In Lowry's artfully constructed novel, originally published in Australia, 15-year-old Rosie is immediately attracted to Asher, the new kid at school, and a relationship develops when they pair up for a poetry presentation on Jim Morrison.

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Rosie and Asher's friendship begins when they are paired up for a poetry project, and their romance takes off when Asher is mistakenly accused of stealing.

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The book used words that I wasn't familiar with because the book originated from Australia.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

With sincerity, humor, and an optimism that never feels forced, Lowry delivers a tale that often surprises but never disappoints.

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