Brooklyn Rose

Brooklyn Rose

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Brooklyn Rose 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great starting point to explore Rinaldi's novels. The beginning gets quickly to the point (which isn't true for some other Rinaldi books). I enjoyed watching Rose both mature and regress as she was faced with marrying an older man. Both of the settings were great, the South Carolina Lowcountry and Brooklyn, New York. It is very sad to think of girls getting shipped off at a young age to take the burden off of the family, but it was surprising how this awkward relationship turned into a romance. The ending was on the abrupt side, although I could see the lesson that Rinaldi meant to teach us. It was nice to see that Rose stayed true to herself even when she was forced to grow up so quickly, the emotions in her journal were very genuine. What made the story all the more interesting was that it was mostly true (based on Rinaldi's grandmother). It's amazing that Rinaldi turned a grandmother that she never got to know into a protagonist of a novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ann Rinaldi is by far one of my most favorite authors and I absolutely adore her books. This novel is perfect for maybe a short trip in the car or if you have a couple of hours on hand. It's short but not to short, and an easy read. I agree, the ending was weak but all together it was original (with her own family history as inspiration) and all-together wonderful.
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$10 for it 92 pages but totally worth it
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was exelent! i would highly recomend it to anyone as a silent reading book it was a good relaxing book. Ann Rinaldi is an exelent author and i will continue to read her works.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am probably the biggest Ann Rinaldi fan that exists. I've read more than thirty of her books and loved them all...EXCEPT this one! It didn't really have a plot and it was hard to relate to any of the secondary characters because they weren't developed. I just had higher expectations I guess.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is a great book about love growing. I read this book for an hour and finished it. it is amazing and a great read! any one would enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in middle school and I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book because it tells romance in a way even 9 year olds can understand. It is beautifully written and rich in description. I particularly didn't like the ending, because the last line was really pathetic. Since it's the end, I can't tell you what it is but besides that, I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was okay, but no a significant '100%' Ann Rinaldi. The way she progressed into the relatrionship seemed realistic, and it pointed out that not ALL Southerners were racist, b/c she puts down a couple of racist women. The character is 'Rose'. This is a good book, but had a TERRIBLE ending, because you read the last sentence and it was like 'Okay, where is the next chapter'? Also, at the end she seemed unnaturally childish and immature, contradicting her ordinary character. Ann Rinaldi portrayed how most of the women married (she thoguht her Father was poor and this would help, so she married Rene).I'd reccomend it, but if you want to read good books by the author: Girl In Blue, A Ride Into the Morning, The Diary of Sarah Revere, and Or Give Me Death.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like the heavier, dramatic, and sometimes sad books that Ann Rinaldi has wrote before this, then don't read it. But if you want a nice, fresh change, I recommend strongly you read this. At times I found myself checking this was really by Rinaldi. I love her books, and this book only made me appreciate her more. It may not be the most complicated, intricate story, but it was fun and romantic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rose is a realistic character and very powerful when she moves to New York, but there was something missing. Her voice seemed too old for a 15 year old. The character of her husbund was a little hard to belive and there were somethings that just did not make sense. The fact that is was baised off real events was the thing that made it worth reading. Overall it was an interestng story.