Rosemary is fifteen and gloriously free, on her own for the very first time. Part of an exchange program for aspiring artists, she arrives in southern France with one goal: she doesn’t plan to leave, ever. She wants a new life and a new identity. But her situation, crafted from lies big and small, is precarious. As Rosemary struggles to hide her lack of artistic talent and obvious communication disorder from her new family, she must ultimately choose whether or not she’ll tell the biggest lie of all, even if it means destroying the life of someone she cares about.
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 15.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Rebecca Bischoff currently resides in Idaho with her family and works as a speech-language pathologist. She loves helping others, especially kids and teenagers, discover their own unique voices and learn to share who they are with the world. When she isn’t writing, she loves to read, spend time with her kids, and make awkward attempts to learn foreign languages. She is drawn to all things both French and Italian, used bookstores, and anything made out of chocolate.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In order to escape from her controlling mother, Rosemary lies to her, invents a fake art camp in Arizona, and travels to Nice for a summer art exchange program. The truth is she doesn't even know how to hold a paintbrush. While her mother's boyfriend, Zander, helps Rosemary get to France, he thinks she's painting in Paris. Even her best friend, Jada, doesn't know the whole truth. Rosemary struggles to keep track of all her lies, and things start to unravel when she meets a cute American boy in Nice for the summer - and the creepy neighbors who are up to no good. How far will Rosemary go to get what she wants, and what secrets reside within the recesses of her mind that triggered her mother's overprotective behavior? From the intriguing opening sentence and luscious descriptions, the author sets the tone for an interesting and original read. The story is a bit repetitive, and I was disappointed with some (a lot!) of Rosemary's choices, but I was interested enough to keep reading to find out her true story. I'm glad I did. This is a powerful tale of being different and needing to escape to find one's true self. It's about bullying, acceptance, and ultimately love. I received this book in return for an honest review. Full blog post (13 December): https://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-french-impressionist-by-rebecca-bischoff.html