Rosie Loves Jack

Rosie Loves Jack

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Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2019

"They can't send you away. What will we do? We need us. I stop your angry, Jack. And you make me strong. You make me Rosie."

Rosie loves Jack. Jack loves Rosie. So when they're separated, Rosie will do anything to find the boy who makes the sun shine in her head.

Even run away from home.

See the world through new eyes in this one-in-a-million story.

Even struggle across London and travel to Brighton, though the trains are cancelled and the snow is falling. Even though people might think a girl like Rosie could never survive on her own.

See the world through new eyes in this one-in-a-million story.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 22mm | 283g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781474937832
  • 543,742

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A story about the power of love and the importance of remembering that those with disabilities should not be defined by them. * Mail on Sunday * An absorbing read in which the author's knowledge and research of learning disabilities always ensures an authentic voice. * BookTrust * an enthralling story of resolve and grit... a moving and uplifting novel. * The Guardian * Passionate and inclusive, it's a compelling quest for love and independence. * The Observer * Darbon's portrayal of Rosie and Jack is bright with emotional connection. The language comes over as authentic, and took me on Rosie's journey inside her head, not as an onlooker, but someone looking at the world from the inside out. * Linda Wilson, Crime Review *
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About Mel Darbon

Mel Darbon spent a large part of her childhood inventing stories to keep her autistic brother happy on car journeys. Having worked as a theatre designer and freelance artist, as well as teaching young adults with learning disabilities and running creative workshops for teenage mums, young offenders and toddlers, Mel now writes young adult novels. She is a recent graduate of Bath Spa's MA in Writing For Young People, where she found a channel to give voice to young people who otherwise might not be heard. Rosie Loves Jack is her first book.
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804 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 33% (265)
4 36% (289)
3 21% (168)
2 8% (67)
1 2% (15)
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