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Wild Roses

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Wild Roses-Hayley

The story, Wild Roses, by Deb Caletti is about a seventeen-year-old girl named Cassie, who struggles with the remarriage of her mother to a cruel and at times insane violinist and composer. He wants almost nothing to do with her until he takes up a violin student about ...
The story, Wild Roses, by Deb Caletti is about a seventeen-year-old girl named Cassie, who struggles with the remarriage of her mother to a cruel and at times insane violinist and composer. He wants almost nothing to do with her until he takes up a violin student about her age named Ian. Her stepfather¿s insanity tries to pull them apart because he thinks their being together could ruin the boy¿s future in getting into a high-class music school. Cassie knows that being with Ian might not be the thing best for her due to her stepfather and Ian¿s chances of leaving in a few months but her love for him is too strong. Deb Caletti made a captivating story filled with love, hate, sadness, and struggle. Showing that even the famous and loved might not be as perfect as they seem. I enjoyed every word in this book and it was hard for me to turn the last page and find that the story had ended. This book will keep you entranced and wanting more.

posted by Anonymous on January 22, 2008

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5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Too Revolting for Words.

This novel is by far the most excrusiatingly painful thing I've ever set my eyes on. Predictable, shallow, with cliches galore, I should have set this book on fire. I regret ever setting my hands on this book. WILD ROSES is just your average, stereotypical, 'forbidden l...
This novel is by far the most excrusiatingly painful thing I've ever set my eyes on. Predictable, shallow, with cliches galore, I should have set this book on fire. I regret ever setting my hands on this book. WILD ROSES is just your average, stereotypical, 'forbidden love blah blah' crap in the YOUNG ADULT section in book stores. Storyline: ordinary pessimistic girl 'with absolutely nothing special about her, showing no personality but one of a wall throughout the whole book' gets the hot guy, no chemistry at all, makes fun of the cheerleaders and popular kids because she can't be one, 'rebelling' against her parents, mourning her oh-so terrible life, like it was THAT bad - I mean, COME ON. GIVE ME A BREAK. Deb Caletti should be banned from ever letting her terrible novels out into the public. Caletti's corny writing style, absolutely horrid, hatable characters, cheesy storyline, 'already-been-done' plots is killer. WILD ROSES will lead me to my death.

posted by Anonymous on May 2, 2007

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  • Posted July 7, 2010

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    Madness or Genius?

    Before this I've only read another book by Deb Caletti (The Nature of Jade), and it was just okay. Thankfully, I liked this one much much better.

    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 her mom fell for him, and doesn't want anything to do with love....that is, until she meets Ian Waters, Dino's new protege.

    I really liked this book. I found Cassie to be a wonderful narrator. She was both funny and insightful. There were many parts where I was nodding in agreement or stifling laughter. Denifite quotable material. Initally though, I didn't quite like the style. It seemed a little too informal for my taste, but I quickly got over it.

    I found the characters lively and three-dimensional. Except for Ian. I did not like him. He was hardly in the book, which made the romance seem improbable. I liked this book, but I wouldn't consider it a romance. In fact, it would have been fine without any romantic aspects at all. Just the family dynamic seemed enough.

    I was also surprised with how everything turned out. It's not a suspenseful edge-of-your-seat book, but is certainly absorbing.

    I will definitely be checking out more of Deb Caletti's books in the future.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2008

    Uhh...

    When I read the summary of the book I was excited to get it. The next time I went to Barnes and Nobles I picked it up and started reading it. I have to admit that it was pretty boring. The romance parts were a little interesting but the rest of the book dragged on. Thats when I rushed through to finish the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Awesome!!

    I thought this was a very good book. Hard to understand sometimes but definitely not a waste of time. It actually made me cry at the end

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  • Posted June 21, 2010

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    Hilarious yet Touching

    This book has the perfect touch of romance and humor along with family difficulties. Not exactly a book that I'll recommend for little kids but definitely one of my favorites. The themes that life doesn't wait for anyone and family value is prominently present within this tale. Easy to understand and perfect for reading on a rainy day, Wild Roses is a book that you'll not regret reading.

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  • Posted November 26, 2008

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    Pretty Decent but not mind blowing fantastic

    Ian was cute but incredibly cheesy, there were a few parts where I had to stop and reread his lines because i wasn't sure if I read them right. Then when I realized that I was correct I had to laugh. Guys aren't sweet like that and that's the main thing I don't like about a lot of romance books and I hate it when people fall in love way too quick. Another mistake Caletti made but over all Cassie was easy for me to relate to and I thought she was pretty funny at some parts. I liked most of the characters, especially Bunny and Chuck but like a lot of other people would agree, the couple moved to fast. I enjoyed this book and it wasn't a bad read but not the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    pretty good

    i thought wild roses was pretty good. i liked it a lot. i reccomend it but didn't think the ending was too great. other than that i thought it was good.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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