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.
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: Sometimes we know we shouldn't and that's exactly why we do...Rosie Moon is restless. She wants to do something, be someone be 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 forbidden...Brigid Lowry's Guitar Highway Rose freewheels through the darker and lighter sides of life with wit, charm and compassion...Shortlisted, Children's Books Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards for older readers 1998..Shortlisted, Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 1998..Shortlisted, Western Australian Premier's Book Awards 1997..Highly Commended, Family Award for Children's Literature 1998..Winner, Hoffman Award in the West Australian Young Reader's Book Awards 1999