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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wicked Discussion and Review: Rosebush by Michele Jaffe

I could sit here and give you one of my incredible reviews about Rosebush by Michele Jaffe.

Or, you could have even more fun, and check out the discussion of the book over at Meg Cabot's forums! Michele herself is even joining us!

It's going to be a great time!

Here's a warning. Don't join the discussion until you've finished the book!

But for those of you who STILL want a review, here it is!

Jan wakes up in the middle of a Rosebush, paralyzed, and unable to remember how she got there. 
Police suspect a hit and run. 
Or possibly a suicide attempt.
Jane has reason to believe that it was an attempted murder.
But when she tries to tell the police, her nurse, and her family, they think she's crazy. 

Is she really crazy?
Or did someone really try to kill her?
And if so, who?
Everyone at the party that night was her friend.
Why would one of her friends want to kill her?
And if they do want to kill her, are they going to finish the job?
And how will she ever be safe, if she's paralyzed and can't run?

Join Jane as she lies in the hospital bed, receiving gift after gift and visitor after visitor, trying to put the pieces together and figure out what really happened the night of the party.

Especially when you're unsure if any of your visitors may be your potential killer.

This book was intense. I stayed up all night reading it. I was unable to put it down.

I just had to know what really happened. 

Aside from the incredible plot and the amazing suspense, Michele throws a lot of modern culture into the book.

There is mention of drugs, drinking, mental illness, low self esteem, confusion about sexual orientation, controlling and possibly abusive relationships, strained interactions with parents, possible suicides, loneliness, and much more. 

Even though the matter of these issues arises, Michele tackles them with such grace and beauty that the reader is astounded. 

Who knew that a teenage girl really went through so much every day?

These issues really relate to girls now, and I think it would be great for parents to read this book as well. It would help them get a glimpse into the life of their teenager.

Jane, the protagonist, has so many layers to her. At first, she seems superficial, but the more you read, the more you get to see her deeper issues that make her a multidimensional person. Jane is brave, and if you look closely, you can definitely watch as Jane develops her own voice throughout the book! Bravo for this wonderful character!

The last thing I want to mention, however, is TONS of hot makeout scenes. This book is packed with them. They're definitely steamy, and they make for a great read.

Even better, it is also packed with tons of hot guys. 

How is a girl to choose with so many amazing suitors?

This is definitely a book you should check out, like, right away! Stop what you're doing, and go buy/order it now. You won't regret it!

Sweet Protagonist!
Sweet Make-Out Scenes!
Sweet "Hot Guys"!
and a 

plot that kept me reading and guessing until the end!

I definitely give this book 5/5 Wickedly Sweet cupcakes!

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