"Guitar Highway Rose" by Brigid Lowry: What are the issues of teenagers revolving around their relationship, teenage rebellion? What is intertextuality?

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The storyline

The book "Guitar Highway Rose" talks about teenage rebellion, their experiences, relationships and thoughts about everyday life. Asher and Rosie are both fifteen and are the central characters in this narrative.

Rosie and her mother can at times not want to look at each other. Her mum thinks that she is a bad mother because Rosie never obeys her, they argue nearly every time they so much as glance at each other. Asher seems to be the same story as Rosie, but he wants his mum to let him grow up and do stuff his way for example Malvina doesn't tell Asher about anything that is upsetting her like the lady that is said to be going out with Nigel and she acts normal when he is around and smiles, but sits there drinking wine feeling sorry for herself.

The story line is very interesting, I can relate to it because sometimes I don't like my parents just by the things they do, like they don't let me play my Playstation unless I do all my homework, not until the weekend arrives then I can play and I can't annoy the heck out of them.

It's very engaging because the characters are realistic, they can't do anything I wouldn't be able to do like write and talk to my friends. Once a problem has met a resolution there always seems to be another lined up to take its place for example after Rosie pierced her nose Asher got his uniform pass and ran away for the first time. It's also very true to life because everyday has new problems and experiences that we have to face.

The characters

All the characters are interesting especially Rosie and Asher because they are not very different to anyone else that...