Enter Ian Waters: a brilliant young ...more
Having never heard anything about it, I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I had checked out reviews on it befor ...more
~I ordered this on amazon right after hearing someone rave about it (and Deb Caletti in general) so needless to say when I saw that beautiful package waiting for me on my doorstep, I dove right into it. Before I get into the actual review, it should be known that i had extreeeemely high expectations for this book, so that may influence what I'm about to say (for the better and/or for the worst) but all in all, I really did enjoy this!!.~
Wild Roses deals with a lot difficult issues ...more
One word to describe Wild Roses would be cheezy. As well as boring, slow, and irritating. Harsh, yes. But true. At least for me.
Cassie is having a hard time. She's falling, but its with a wrong person, and at the wrong time. Cassie's seeing things that are totally different with Dino, her stepfather. How could this affect her mother, her father, and her new found love?
Please note how I accentuated "love", because for me, what happened with Cassie ...more
This book was about Cassie Morgan, who has divorced parents, and a step-father who is a famous violinst. To the outside world, Dino may seem like a genius musician and composer from a small town in Italy, but Cassie knows the truth. Dino is a terrifying, selfish, insane bully, who just gets crazier and more paranoid every day. Cassie can't imagine why ...more
this is the second book that ive ever read that i just didnt like. i get what deb was trying to do but she didnt do a very good job.
the whole first chapter is just the heroine yammerin on about insanity and whatever for 14 pages. i had to fight the urge to throw the book across the room and just re-read on of my better books; and keep reading! it wasnt something that grabbed you and held you there. you ha ...more
After reading Honey, Baby, Sweetheart(a novel by Deb Caletti) I wanted to read more of her books. This story was alot different to the first book of hers, but again had me amazed and sent a strong message. I loved that the book captured me within the first few sentences. If you have a deep love for really meaningful stories then Deb Caletti books are the ones for you. I enjoyed this book because it captivated me in this whole different world where young teenagers suffer but find a ...more
I have finnished reading it. My decision about it didn't change. I don't recommend it to everyone. The plot is absolutly bad. The first 300 pages is rubbish. Tells you the same thing over and over again. Just in the end, something happens and changes the actions of the characters.
If you want to waste your time reading abou ...more
she is on my must buy/must read list.
This book is all about the fine edge between genius and madness, love ...more
The characters were believable, the plot good, and the love story heartwarming, if initially a little hard to believe. I liked it, though, ultimately.
Article first published as Book Review: Wild Roses by Deb Caletti on Blogcritics.
Wild Roses tells the story of 17-year old Cassie Morgan, and the way she and her mother handle living with a temperamental and, at times, almost insane musician.
Dino Cavalli is a world-renowned violinist, and he’s also Cassie’s stepfather. At first, he seems like only a bully and an egomaniac, but when he goes off his medication because it blocks his creativity, he becomes manic, paranoid, and destructive.
I’ve read two other books by Caletti, one of which I really enjoyed (the Nature of Jade) and one of which I thought was more meh (the Queen of Everything), and this one ended up being rather below meh, and a very big disappointment since I had thought it would be very good.
Cassie Morgan lives with her mother and her mother’s new husband, Dino. Dino is a genius musical composer, and he’s going literally crazy. He’s beyond paranoid, sometimes goes a bit off the deep end for very little reason, ...more
Cassie’s attitude towards her stepfather’s mental illness could be offensive to some readers, though ...more