Title: Guitar Highway Rose
Author: Brigid Lowry
Publisher: Allen & Unwin 1997
My name is Rosie E Moon. I am fifteen years old. My star sign is Aries on the cusp with Pieces, which is why I am a creative warrior-woman from Mars who loves to swim.
Rosie is bored and anxious. She wants a nose ring, to stop fighting with her mother and for her parents to give her space and trust.
One day she meets Asher. Asher, the former gypsy boy with funky clothes and dreadlocks. Asher, with the guitar and the attitude. Who just wants to get away, his head exploding with homesickness and the need to clear his head. . .
I'm thinking of taking off again.
I want to come with you.
Exactly how it says on the blurb: Sometimes we know we shouldn't and that's exactly why we do.
This is such an amazing book. Not only is the story wonderful and the characters believable, but the way the book is written is simply...wow. Little bits of what the characters are thinking, conversations, room descriptions, dreams, etc. all written beautifully with juicy words. Loved it.