I inhaled this book, it's so gorgeously told, so vibrant, and sensory. I could see the waves on the beach, smell the salt air, taste the pasta and porridge, and feel Rosie's intense longing for something to happen. It made me want to pack everything up in a blue VW van and head for Australia, to road trip up and down the coast.
Guitar Highway Rose is a coming of age story and it really captures how it feels to be a teen. To have that longing for change and control over your life.
I loved Rosie and Asher the two main character, but this book also brims with wonderful secondary characters. The multiple points of view, which dart between characters (there are no chapters and sometimes no punctuation), lets you see a little of everyones' thoughts and I really enjoyed that. The format feels so fresh and original and a perfect fit for the story.
I highly recommend Guitar Highway Rose, it's definitely got a spot on my beloved bookshelf.
Here's a taste
My name is Rosie Moon. My star sign is Aries. I come from a long line of women who have flower names. I am nearly sixteen. I live near the sea. I like reading, roses, swimming, late nights, chocolate, clouds. I'm hungry for a juicy life. I lean out the window at night and I can taste it out there, just waiting for me.