Wild Roses

Wild Roses

Book - 2010
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In Washington State, seventeen-year-old Cassie learns about the good and bad sides of both love and genius while living with her mother and brilliant, yet disturbed, violinist stepfather and falling in love with a gifted young musician. You would have never recognized the Dino I lived with in the books that had been written about him before the "incident." No one had a clue. No one seemed to see what was coming. Seventeen-year-old Cassie Morgan has a secret: She's living with a time bomb (a.k.a. her stepfather, Dino Cavalli). To the public, Dino is a world-renowned violinist and composer. To Cassie, he's an erratic, self-centered bully. Dino has always been difficult, but as he prepares for his comeback concert, something in him begins to shift. He seems more high-strung than ever, set of by any little thing. He stops sleeping, starts chain-smoking. And he grows increasingly paranoid, saying things that Cassie is desperate to make sense of, but can't. So she does what she thinks she must: She tries to hide his behavior from the outside world. Before, she was angry. Now, she is afraid. Enter Ian Waters: a brilliant young violinist, and Dino's first-ever student. The minute Cassie lays eyes on Ian she knows she's doomed. She tries everything to keep away from him, but is drawn to him in a way she's never felt before. It should be easy. It should be beautiful. It is not. Cassie thought she understood that love could bring pain. But this union will have consequences she could not have imagined. As the novel crashes through two irreparable events and speeds toward its powerful end, one thing becomes clear: In a world of insanity, nothing is sacred. Not talent, not spirit, not love. Deb Caletti has written a devastating and gorgeously crafted novel that brings into start relief the place where genius, madness, and passion collide.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2010, c2005
Edition: Simon Pulse paperback ed
ISBN: 9781416957829
Branch Call Number: YA CAL
Characteristics: 296 p. ;,21 cm

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Feb 15, 2012

I loved this book. Probably one of my favourite Deb Caletti books. I liked that there was the romance between Cassie and Ian and the suspense with what was happening with her stepfather.

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Twoey Gray
Jul 27, 2008

I found this book pleasing because it was true to teenage life in a world where parents aren't perfect and - even in a romance novel - it's not easy to find your way. With a sarcastic and humourous flow and a range of suspenseful and carefree moments, a shy love story emerges on the side, but keeping plently of focus on the fear and confusion so that it doesn't get too gushy. Very nice!

meghan Jul 16, 2008

Another great romance novel from Deb Caletti!

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OliviaSh Sep 05, 2011

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Twoey Gray
Jul 27, 2008

Twoey Gray thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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meghan thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Twoey Gray
Jul 27, 2008

Coarse Language: The "f-word" and "s-word" are used every once in a while.

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Twoey Gray
Jul 27, 2008

Sexual Content: There is some semi-descriptive kssing and romance.

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