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Preview — Rose Sees Red by Cecil Castellucci
Rose Sees Red
Set in New York in the 1980s, this story of two ballet dancers (one American, one Russian) recounts the unforgettable night they spend in the city, and celebrates the friendship they form despite their cultural and political differences.
In the beginning Rose is in a pretty m ...more
The girl, Rose, all of a sudden makes friends with the girl next door, A Russian that is pretty much under lock and key with the CIA and KGB watching her family. A n ...more
Very insightful dialogue between the characters & being set in New York was really good.
I am familiar with some of the sights (such as the Statue of Liberty, etc) that Yuena (the Russian girl) sees before she moves back home to Moscow.
I also really enjoyed how the main character, Rose, overcame her shyness (just like me) and befriended Yuena. Yuena appreciated the new friendship with Rose as well as the friends Rose began interacting with...whom all ...more
Rose has given ...more
I am very glad I read Rose Sees Red. Rose starts off being like a lot of teenage girls are: so eager to fit in that they forget themselves entirely. Rose is doing the bare minimum for life, and she is barely squeaking by. Rose really spoke to my inner insecure 14-year-old counterpart, and I know that she will speak to o ...more
Castellucci describes Rose's life as one dominated by her cruel 'friend' clearly showing girl bullying and alpha behavior. Rose has sidelined ...more
I was confused with how suddenly Caleb was showing interest in her, I thought that she had the hots for Maurice. . . . Not Caleb. . . Oh well. It was a short book so not a huge waste of ...more
In yerna’s school there was a rumor that yerna is going to be a dancer and that is when she started to get friends nonstop, and all the popular girls also came to talk to her. She said it was the coolest thing to ever because all she ever wanted was to be famous. But like always it faded off.
One day yerna was taking out the trash when she heard a soft voice. Then the girl appeared, she is a girl from school her name is Rose. They have been friends for over four months now.
Yerna’s birthd ...more
From excellent New Wave fashion descriptions to avoiding cliches, this book presents a night in the life of emo Rose and her Russian neighbor Yren ...more
I read this book in a few hours ...more
Not that Rose cares all that much. Tagging the suits as KGB or CIA is fun, as is watching Yrena, the Russian girl next door, but Rose has other things to worry about. School at the Performing Arts academy, avoiding former best friend Daisy, et cetra.
Plot: The setup's an old favorite. Teen girl has a passion she's afraid to pursue with all her heart. She had a bossy, smothering best friend wh ...more
Rose Sees Red tells the story of Rose, a ballerina who is trying to find her place both on stage and in her typically teenage life. She meets her neighbor, Yrena, in person for the first time more than two years after Yrena moves in. They go on an NYC adventure that has the potential to rival any other. Yrena is from Russia and although she hasn’t defected, she is being watched. Rose and Yrena bond over an unforgettable night in NYC – from a p ...more
Rose is a dancer, although by her own admission, not a very good one. She attends the School for Performing Arts in NYC, a decision which lead to the loss of her friendship with Daisy. Now relatively friendless and alone, Rose is convinced that she belongs to ...more
A ballerina, Rose wants nothing more than to be a f ...more
Rose has always loved art. She has taken lessons since she was a little girl. Unfortunately, she has always doubted her ...more
I like the single red rose standing out against the vines and the NYC skyline, but I'm thinking they could've done that with the title, too -- maybe keep "Rose Sees" in navy blue or black, and then make "Red" red. As well, the skyline could've been a more distinct colour, like navy blue or even brown; a whole cover of gray is a little monotonous.
In the beginning, Rose is not a pleasant character. Her thoughts are black, in her own words, and she continually puts herself down w ...more
Our main character, Rose is a high school teenager living in the Bronx in New York. She has had many disappointments and especially with a “best friend” who really was not the best. I found Rose so much like myself and the way I felt at that age. She wants to fit in, but doesn’t quite fit in ...more
Rose has made her decision. When she chooses to attend the High School of Performing Arts rather than the Bronx Science school, her friend Daisy disowned her. Rose couldn't even tell Daisy that she was going to try out for the dance program, because Daisy decided a few years back that they shouldn't do ballet anymore. It made Rose realize that Daisy wasn't a real friend in the end.
Every morning, Rose and her brother, Todd, watch as the Russian girl next doo ...more
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Her short stories have been published in various places including Black Clock, ...more