Rose, Interrupted

Rose, Interrupted

Being a teenager is hard enough, but it's even harder in a world you've never known ... Eighteen months ago, 17-year-old Rose and 13-year-old Rudder escaped a strict religious sect with their mum. They are still trying to make sense of the world outside - no more rules about clothes and books, films and music, no more technology bans. But also no more friendship with the pe Being a teenager is hard enough, but it's even harder in a world you've never known ... Eighteen months ago, 17-ye...

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Title:Rose, Interrupted
Author:Patrice Lawrence
Genres:Young Adult
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

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  • Caroline
    Jun 21, 2019
  • Cora Tea Party Princess
    May 21, 2019
    Basically, I love everything that Patrice Lawrence writes. And Rose, Interrupted? Wow. Just, wow. I think it's even better than her previous books, which I didn't think was possible! ...
  • Bev
    Jul 14, 2019
    Coming of age tale set in a gritty, real life environment with sexting, bullying, fanaticism and family ties as strong themes. Rose is finding it hard to acclimatise to living in the 'real world' after having grown up in a strict religious sect. Her younger brother Rudder who shows sig...
  • ThatBookGal
    May 29, 2019
    The premise of Rose, Interrupted is quite an interesting one. Siblings taken from the sheltered life they have always known, and thrust into the 'worldly world.' The complexities of social media, relationships and the wider world, are hard enough to navigate when you've lived it in eve...
  • Pauline
    Jun 05, 2019
    I normally like Patrice Lawrence's work but found it difficult and disjointed. ...
  • I Read, Therefore I Blog
    Aug 31, 2019
    Patrice Lawrence?s contemporary YA novel is a subtle look at the pressures of modern teen life that examines sexism, different means of coercion and control and the meaning of freedom. Lawrence is particularly good in her sly critique of toxic Christianity and in the double standards...
  • Alex
    Aug 05, 2019
    Yet again Patrice Lawrence writes absolutely brilliantly about all the quirky, difficult, often horrible challenges that today?s teens have to deal with. She gets under the skin of her characters and describes their motivations and thoughts with a nuance and understanding that is unc...
  • Donna
    Jul 30, 2019
    Rose Interrupted follows siblings Rose and Rudder, who have recently left a religious sect and are trying to adapt to the modern world. No more strict rules about what to wear, what to do and what relationships they can have. Rose welcomes the freedom and wants to distance herself as m...
  • Virginie (chouettblog)
    Aug 12, 2019
    @LawrencePatrice! This is a fantastic read. I don't think I have ever read anything like it. Loved the nod to Luton ;). Full review up soon ...
  • Liv Liv
    Aug 07, 2019
    Wow. Just wow. This one is going to take a while to process. One of the most powerful pieces of fiction I've ever read - Patrice Lawrence is a GODDESS! ...
  • Abigail Huggan
    Jul 31, 2019
  • Becky Mt
    Aug 07, 2019
  • Karen Barber
    Jul 21, 2019
    What do you do when the life you?ve led shelters you from outside influences? For many within the Pilgrim community it?s not a question they?ve ever had to consider, but for Rose and her younger brother every day is a minefield. Excised from their strict religious community, bot...
  • Beth McCallum
    May 07, 2019
    dnf?d at page 120. didn?t understand the direction of the book so couldn?t invest in any plot line or angle ...
  • Leonie
    Aug 04, 2019
    Actual rating: 3,5/5 stars ...
  • Claire
    Aug 11, 2019
  • Layla
    May 18, 2019
  • Ione
    Aug 09, 2019
  • Rosie
    Jul 31, 2019
  • Triston
    Aug 22, 2019
    Huge thanks to PanMacmillan SA for sending me a free copy to review of this book! TW: Restorationist Religious practices and confrontation of organized religion, Sexual offense, Sexting and reference to phonographic imagery, Using phonographic imagery as revenge. I really enjoyed...
  • Bookwormandtheatremouse
    Jul 31, 2019
    I was so excited when I realised the latest release from Patrice Lawrence was out in the world. I had loved Orangeboy and Indigo Donut. Rose, Interrupted did not disappoint and was also not at all what was I expecting (I refused to read the blurb and just jumped right in) - it tackles ...
  • Aoife
    Jun 27, 2019
    A year and a half after leaving their family's cult, Rose and Rudder are still struggling; Rose desperate to experience more of the world, Rudder desperate to return to the only world that ever made sense to him. Between them, they have to try and understand this strange new world and ...
  • ashortbooklover
    Aug 17, 2019
    Real rating 3.5 stars ...
  • Alexandra
    Jun 03, 2019
    I loved the concept of this book, especially as someone who grew up in a restrictive church (though nothing like what Rose and Rudder have to deal with). Though there are funny moments, particularly with Rudder getting used to the outside world for the first time, it gets heavy. This i...
  • Flo
    Jun 14, 2019
  • S
    Jul 09, 2019
    Perfect for older Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone lovers as the male protagonist is the biggest fan. Very high content of sex tapes, revenge porn, nudes, abuse and language. Recommend 15+ ...
  • Lilyfae
    May 02, 2019
  • Eloise
    Aug 19, 2019
    I try to open my mind to different cultures and religions, but when I read books like this it makes me realise how little I know about other people. I loved the story of Rose and Rudder and their decommissioning into the 'worldly world'. The ending is wholesome, while the story progres...
  • Elly Shepherd
    May 23, 2019
  • Lazlo
    Sep 09, 2019