Guitar Highway Rose. Brigid Lowry



Part Love Story, Part Road Story, Guitar Highway Rose Is A Witty Novel Of First Love, Adventure And Being Fifteen Sometimes We Know We Shouldn T And That S Exactly Why We Do Rosie Moon Is Restless She Wants To Do Something, Be Someonebe Someone Else Asher Is The New Boy In Her Class He Has Dreadlocks, A Guitar And A Case Of The Lonesome Gypsy Blues Some Ideas Are Not Born Of Logic And Good Sense They Sprout From Nowhere And Feed On Excitement, Sprinkled With Adventure Juice And The Sweet Flavour Of The ForbiddenGuitar Highway Rose. Brigid Lowry

Brigid Lowry was born in New Zealand into a rather strange but very creative family Here she learned a love of books, too many swear words and how to cook a decent omelette Brigid s early, rather awful poetry was made into a small book by her father, a printer and typographer, and sold to kindly relatives for two and sixpence a copy Thus her writing career was launched, but it took about twenty years for her to take it to a higher place In the meantime she tried being a hippie, a waitress, a software tutor, a librarian, a mother, a wife and a primary school teacher.At the age of thirty five Brigid returned to university and began to publish poetry and short fiction Her first young adult book was Fizz Max Me, which was published in the Dolly Fiction series As well as teaching her how to write dialogue, this book paid Brigid the grand sum of 3000 and inspired her to apply for an Arts Council Grant for funding to write a second young adult book With the grant safely in the bank, armed with nothingthan a flimsy idea about a girl who wanted a nose ring, Brigid wrote Guitar Highway Rose Constructed in a quirky collage style, this book was a runaway success It was shortlisted for a number of major prizes in Australia, and won the WA Hoffman Young Readers Choice Award.Brigid s star sign is Aries, and she has a tattoo of an island, a palm tree and a planet on her left shoulder She has an MA in Creative Writing and teaches creative writing here and there Brigid is currently working on a new young adult book and has recently returned to live in her homeland, New Zealand, after living for 27 wonderful years in Australia.

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  • Paperback
  • 205 pages
  • Guitar Highway Rose. Brigid Lowry
  • Brigid Lowry
  • 23 March 2019
  • 1741145252

10 thoughts on “Guitar Highway Rose. Brigid Lowry

  1. says:

    Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry is one of my most favourite nostalgia books

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    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 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 you re headed You think you know what each day will bring you You think there will be a breath to follow this breath It has always been that way before You think that lunch will follow breakfast and sometime later dinner will naturally appear You think you know that the sky is blue and the trees are green, that cats are furry and that life will go on smoothly forever like an infinite ripple of turquoise ribbon But sometimes you are wrong.This is to say that I might be a tad too old for this book It s good, don t get me wrong, and I completely understand all those 5 and 4 stars reviews It is perfect for teens, 14 to 16 17 y.o., I d say It is perfectly appropriate for adults who have read this book in their teens and are feeling nostalgic It is a celebration of striving to leave the parents nest and become your own person identity personality It is a book about fathers mothers and children and cutting the umbilical chord It is a book about a roadtrip It is a truly Australian book.Too bad I relatedto Rosie s mother than to Rosie.Too bad I didn t much care for the stream of consciousness format, or the experimental style with lists and doodles and continuous switching of point of views What I am trying to say is that this book is far, far from being bad and it would have been perfect for a younger me sigh Younger teens will surely love it, a mix of rebellion, angst, romance, adventure, a swoonworthy guy and hippies.And actually, my favorite passage is thisDear Asher, Grandpa and I are both well except for his new choppers They look quite good but they don t fit properly About three times a day I find him out in the shed rasping away at them with a file He has to see the dentist again next week, if he has any plate left He is persevering but I wouldn t be surprised to find the teeth shoved in the drawer one day soon

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    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 li 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 lingo, and precise descriptions of the landscape in Australia that makes you feel part of the setting and the story The writing style is light and very much unique as it allows glimpses into the lives of Rosie, Asher and their families during a time a transition and adjustment In this story, Asher comes to a new town and school in the aftermath of his parents separation He s had to leave his friends and father to try and make a new life in Perth with his mom There he meets Rosie who not only develops a crush on him, but stands by him when he s falsely accused of stealing a wallet at school Rosie s life isn t much better Her parents are fighting quite a bit and her relationship with her mom is strained and full of tension Together, Rosie and Ash form a plan to take a small time out from their lives and go on a road trip that ultimately leads to a lasting friendship.Guitar Highway Rose was nothing short of what I expected from this genre of Australian YA Contemporary I fell for the characters immediately as they shared their raw feelings with no remorse There were moments in the story where my emotions jolted and that just proved how much I came to care for the characters in this story From beginning to end, I was vested in this wonderful story, which I know I ll be re reading over and over again.Another beautiful example of the brilliance Australia has to offer Brigid Lowry holds a firm spot among her talent pool Loved it

  4. says:

    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

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    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 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 s writing has a very lyrical feel and also a little bit different There is multiple points of views and no punctuation in parts, snapshots and poetry giving it a very unique format It kind of feel likes a happy place between a verse and prose novel Also this book is a little bit dated written in the late 90 s and has a hippie grunge kind of feel but I enjoyed it and the memories it brought back The story and the characters really capture how it feels to be a teen with such raw honesty Focusing on how you feel your parents don t get you and the feeling of being restricted It also has the parents points of views in a couple of parts showing their feelings Rosie and Asher are amusing and heartwarming characters They are the kind of characters that grow on youandas the story goes on and in the end you don t won t to say goodbye.The is a touch of romance that is sweet, tender and a little bit awkward like first relationships are It just brings a grin to your facethey do not kiss but they both want to instead their feet touch and so do their arms it is electric magic their tiny arm hairs tingling happily lying together the sun warming them watching sky through green leafed gum branch close enough to hear each other breathe sweet togetherness this lazy lying down dance of love Overall, Guitar Rose Highway was an enjoyable and slightly off beat read Can t wait to readfrom Lowry

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    Favourite QuoteSometimes 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 are Favourite QuoteSometimes 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 are wrong I m quite gutted for only giving Guitar Highway Rose 3 stars, it s not that I didn t enjoy it, because I did, I think I just set my expectations too high, thinking I would love it as I d really enjoyed every other Aussie book I d read and given them 4 stars or .In Guitar Highway Rose both and Asher are restless Asher s the new kid in town, he s been having a rough time of it lately, his parents have recently separated, so him and his mum have moved to Perth, he s had to leave his dad and friends behind and start all over again Rosie s always getting into arguments with her mum, she always wants to know where she s going and won t even let her get her nose pierced Everything changes when Rosie meets Asher, he s different to the other people she knows But it s the final straw for Asher when he s accused of stealing Mrs Hyde s wallet, he decides to take off and Rosie goes with him What follows is an unforgettable adventure full of hitchhiking, short blonde hair, mistaken identities and fun.What I liked about Guitar Highway Rose The alternative pov s I never used to read books with alternative pov s, but now I can t get enough of them, the alternative pov s in Guitar Highway Rose could be a bit confusing at times as you didn t know whose pov it was from, but nonetheless I found them extremely funny Guitar Highway Rose definitely gave me the urge just to take off randomly one day to Australia, make a trip with no plans, no worries, nothing and just live in the moment What I didn t like The writing was beautiful but I couldn t get to grips with the run along sentences and the no full stops.Overall despite not enjoying Guitar Highway Rose as I d hoped, it was a quick entertaining read

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    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 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 so very well in Austrailia The poetic pieces were wonderful in the book but I just had a hard time enjoying this I also think that it lacked realism by making everything so happy for everyone in the end of the book I don t think things always turn out that way considering how the characters are described throughout it It was like everything had a quick fix suddenly

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    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 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 part life I love it Highly recommended Thank you Samantha

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    This is my favourite of the 3 available Aussie covers.

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