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  • Title: Rosie Girl
  • Author: Julie Shepard
  • ISBN: 9780399548642
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Little Peach meets We Were Liars in this haunting YA debut about a troubled teen searching for her birth mom who uncovers disturbing family secrets along the way.After her father passes away, seventeen year old Rosie is forced to live with her abusive stepmom Lucy and her deadbeat boyfriend, Judd, who gives Rosie the sort of looks you shouldn t give your girlfriend s step Little Peach meets We Were Liars in this haunting YA debut about a troubled teen searching for her birth mom who uncovers disturbing family secrets along the way.After her father passes away, seventeen year old Rosie is forced to live with her abusive stepmom Lucy and her deadbeat boyfriend, Judd, who gives Rosie the sort of looks you shouldn t give your girlfriend s step daughter Desperate for a way out, Rosie would do just about anything to escape the life she s been handed Then she finds a letter her dad wrote years ago, a letter confessing that Rosie s birth mother isn t dead, as she believed, but alive somewhere having left them when Rosie was a little girl for reasons he won t reveal Rosie resolves to find her birth mom, and she ll put everything on the line to make that happen She hires a PI paid for by her best friend, Mary, who turns tricks for money Unlike Rosie, Mary s no delicate flower and when she sees the opportunity to make some cash and help out her closest friend, she takes it Romance blooms when the PI Rosie hires hands the case off to his handsome nephew Mac, but Rosie struggles to keep her illicit activities with Mary a secret Things begin to unravel when Rosie starts getting creepy anonymous texts from johns looking for Mary And then there s Mary, the one person Rosie can count on, who s been acting strangely all of a sudden As Rosie and Mary get closer to finally uncovering the truth about Rosie s mom, Rosie comes face to face with a secret she never saw coming With the ultimate unreliable narrator and twists and turns around every corner, Rosie Girl is an unforgettable tale of identity, devotion and desperation.
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    Veronika's ReaderFeeder
    4.5 starsFor a debut novel it was really good! Although I could figured out the big twist about halfway through the book, it was still interesting and it was a great concept. Congrats to the author!

    Cathy/The Crazy Bookworm
    That, fellow bookworms is how you write a book! Bravo, Julie Shepard, bravo!Rosie, Girl will capture you heart from page one. I finished this book in nearly one sitting; believe me, I tried to slow down and savour every moment, but I simple couldn't peel my eyes away. I devoured it, searching for the answers just as desperately as Rosie. Rosie, Girl stole my heart and has yet to give it back. In this character driven novel the author weaves a delicate tale about a young girl and her fervent ques [...]

    Meg Eden
    Wow--this book is so interesting in many ways, but I'm mainly blown away by the fact that I read the whole novel one way, and the very ending makes me question everything I thought I knew. This book demands to be read more than once. I'm haunted by it! I keep thinking suddenly during the day "Well if that's so, then what about X" I need to go back and re-read with the ending in mind, and see what changes and how different the story is with the ending's information in mind. I LOVE unreliable narr [...]

    Going into this book I knew the big secret ending. (If you've read it, you know, too.) Therefore, I read it more skeptically and carefully. The plot was very good - I was extremely interested in how things were going to turn out in the end for Rosie, but I feel that the author chose to drop her bomb on the readers and then (chose to?) forget to tie up all the loose ends. Spoiler Alert: Does Rosie get thrown in the psyche ward, too? Was the woman on the bus another figment of her imagination? Do [...]

    Amanda Searcy
    I really, really, REALLY loved this book. The story is so intriguing from the very beginning that you will have to keep reading to see where it's going (and it definitely goes somewhere :) ). Don't let this book slip past you. The story is super unique and Rosie is a memorable character with a fantastic voice.

    Medeia Sharif
    Rosie is miserable living with her stepmom and her creepy boyfriend after her father’s death. When she stumbles on a clue that her real mom is alive, that her mom's not dead as she had been told, she needs a private investigator to track her down. Her friend Mary dips into illegal and dangerous territory, bringing Rosie along, to help her friend come up with the cash to pay the PI. Rosie’s haunting memories, her friendship with Mary, and a stalker who comes into the picture are suspenseful f [...]

    Karen Moser
    Rosie Girl is a brilliant debut novel by a talented and insightful author. From the stunning opening to the shocking twist at the end, Rosie Girl is layered with nuances and secrets that unfold provocatively in a dangerous teenage reality that’s anything but normal. Shepard’s language is deceptively simple; her plot and her protagonist are complex. My heart ached for the heroine, who feels abandoned and unwanted and yet never wallows in self-pity. She simply gets on with her agenda (finding [...]

    Donna Liberman
    LUCKY ME! A few weeks ago, I was given the ARC for this YA debut novel. I just finished it (in only two days) and couldn't get to my computer fast enough to write a review. Let me first say that YA is not my typical genre, but if every YA novel was like this one, it would be. Without giving anything away, I cannot begin to tell you how completely thrown I am from reading this book. I literally said, "Holy S#&t!" when I finished. I have read other books written in the same vein but have never [...]

    Amy's Book Reviews
    Don't read too many ROSIE GIRL reviews, several spoil the plot, but do read ROSIE GIRL.Rosie's best friend Mary takes turns tricks to help the almost-eighteen-year-old earn money to hire a private investigator. After Rosie's father's death, she learned her birth mom isn't dead as she believed and Rosie needs to find her. She needs to get away from her unloving stepmother and her creepy boyfriend. Mary wants to get away from her dysfunctional family too, but only secondarily to helping Rosie. The [...]

    I am having a difficult time choosing a rating for this novel because the quality of form/content is so disparate from the level of writing. The story is brilliant but suffers from simply put too many details. The writing lacks subtly and I had to actively dismiss the copious and often times unnecessary details in order to focus on the story. For me, the story also suffered because Rosie as a narrator, while being deliciously unreliable, was less a psychological study and more a list of attribut [...]

    Not sure what to think about this one. It had a big twist towards the end which I suspected, but was lacking the love element that seemed to keep building. Would rate it 3.5 stars if I could.

    2.5 I felt like this started off really strong and then just ended up going off track. The story is about Rosie, whose father has recently died and is now in the care of her *evil* stepmother and her stepmother's younger, creepy boyfriend. After her dad died, Rosie found out her birth mom was actually alive, so she hires a private detective to help find her. To pay for the detective, her best friend Mary prostitutes herself and splits the money with Rosie. Honestly, the above was what got me rea [...]

    Paperback Paris
    Julie Shepard writes an emotional tale about a girl's journey to find her birth mother, who was thought to be dead her entire life, in Rosie Girl.When Rosie's father dies, she is thrust into the world of her abusive stepmother and her stepmother's loser boyfriend. Rosie's best friend, Mary is the only comfort she has while living in that environment. And Mary would do anything she could for Rosie. That includes hooking up with boys so she could get cash from them. Mary is willing to do this beca [...]

    Boring.Really, really boring.And that ending(view spoiler)[At first I thought "ohhh, okay, that's a twist!" I thought Rosie's real name being Rosemary and then learning what Mary was, that was interesting.And then I realized that it doesn't actually Work?Okay, so, Rosie's mom says that she has "alters". That would imply that she has DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder, better known as MPD, or Multiple Personality Disorder). Though (iirc) they never come right out and say it, all of her language [...]

    Simone Marie
    WARNING -- CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!!!I enjoyed the writing style of this book -- but ultimately I finished the story feeling extremely confused. You go through the whole story believing that Rosie is a completely normal headed girl until you get to the dead end and see that she isn't & that Mary, her best friend, is just a being of her imagination? Maybe I'm just picky, but I hate finishing a story with so many questions left unanswered. I supposed the author wanted us to see things how Rosie s [...]

    I chose this book from a selection my library had as prizes for a reading challenge. I wasn't sure if it was really my style (it's a young adult book and I'm 55 years old), but it sounded the most interesting to me. I am so happy I picked Rosie Girl! It's so much more than I expected! Rosie is a 17 year old girl who is living with her step-mother Lucy and Lucy's deadbeat boyfriend Judd (Rosie's father passed away). Luckily for Rosie, she can always count on her best friend Mary to help her throu [...]

    I was not expecting that ending at all! It felt abrupt, but it was the most unexpected twist. My mouth literally dropped open. I feel like I have to reread the whole book now with the new knowledge I have and see how that changes my experience. Rosie Girl is a fast and addictive read. There are a lot of secrets in Rosie's past that she begins to learn about after her father passes away. There are too many secrets and not enough answers, so Rosie decides to hire a private investigator to help her [...]

    The Book Addict (Bite-Sized Reviews)
    "best friends say they’d do anything for you, but i dare you to test that theory. most won’t. but she's different. she’ll not only take a bullet for me, but she’ll also remove it with her bare hands and then stitch herself up with the needle i’ve threaded."T H O U G H T S:a missing birth mother, a dysfunctional family, a private investigator. how can you say no to that? rosie girl is more than a tale of tale of identity, devotion and desperation. it's a psychological character study of [...]

    Debbie Reed Fischer
    I've been eager for this book to come out ever since I saw these words on the cover: "Her very best friend. The worst kind of secret." What could be the worst kind of secret? I couldn't wait to find out, and I wasn't disappointed. The secret turns out to be a whopper, and there's more than one. Reveals, twists and turns keep coming in this suspense-filled journey, but that's not what makes this book a stand-out. In addition to the thrill ride, Rosie Girl is a sensitive, fresh portrayal of a trou [...]

    Aubri Elle
    Ummmm wow. May I have the rest? Because questions. Lots of them.And I knew. I knew it was going to happen. I knew Mary wasn't an actual person. So many things point to that. Like it's always Mary and Rosie. They're never in the same classes. No one at school talks about Mary. But then that raises a lot of questions. Like who's paint store did Rosie work at? Was it Rosie the one having sex for money? Rosie said that her and Mary would take turns driving to Colorado but Mary never drove. And I'd l [...]

    Temarewe Biremon
    The ending LEFT ME SHOOK! Julie Shepard's debut novel is definitely intriguing- especially the last few chapters. Just as you think the book is going one-way, Shepard rips your expectations apart and serves a heart-wrenching ending. The ending is just so perfect, WHICH I HATE! The ending leaves a craving in you for more- more answers, more events, more information. However, Shepard has left the next part of Rosie's life up to the readers, which is both amazing and infuriating. *Heavy sigh*This b [...]

    Kath Ann
    Ahhhhhhh suspend belief here. Yes, it was a compelling read, but so bizzare. At first glance I said, "What kind of friend DOES THIS?!!" No. Too bizzare. As I finished, I then asked, what kind of people allowed this to progress to this point? It caused me to re-read parts to see that what we thought was going on, was not what was portrayed, and I could not believe that somebody didn't step in and do something. Probably will appeal to teens who like wierd twists. But, *spoiler alert* the diagnosis [...]

    Stephanie Schwartz
    I was intrigued enough to keep reading, but I felt a little let down because I felt like the way the blurbs described this book, it should have been more "disturbing" and "haunting". I'm not saying it's not because a lot of the stuff that happened was f***** up, but I've read books that were more "disturbing" and "haunting" than this. I have to say though, that ending had me literally gasping out loud. I couldn't believe it and now I'm questioning every action that Rosie and everyone else made t [...]

    Stacy Davids
    Fascinating, disturbing, suspenseful, and memorable! If there was an option to rate this mystery novel more than 5 stars, I would give it 10! Mary saves the main character, Rosie, from being raped, and they become best friends. They are like yin and yang – Rosie being prudish and Mary being wild and daring, but both have difficult home lives. Rosie finds out her allegedly deceased mother may be alive, and the main plotline is Rosie’s quest to find her mother. Shepard’s writing is superb fr [...]

    Mrs. Palmer
    I would classify this a "new adult" book due to its graphic content and subject matter. The main character is a senior in high school. There were parts that annoyed me with regard to the main character, but it was a book I couldn't put down. I feel almost bad saying that though, because I admit that I am tired of the trope of mental illness as major plot twist. The book kept me reading and the ending completely blindsided me-I read very fast, so I don't pick up as many clues as I should and ofte [...]

    Linda Steighner
    Julie Shepard's "Rosie Girl" was a quick read book for older YA or NA. There was a lot of language and inappropriate sex. But the book was very well written. Rosie is living with her step mother and her step mother's boyfriend after her father's death. Then she discovers that her birth mother had not died as she had always been told. SO she wants to hire a PI to find her mom. The ending of the book surprised me as it was not what I was expecting. I would love to see something else from this auth [...]

    Wow! I am completely blown away. Sure, there were subtle clues along the way but nothing could prepare me for how the author ties everything together in the end in such a shocking manner. As soon as I finished, I was desperate to go back and reexamine all the richly-textured twists and turns as told by brave yet conflicted Rosie. Bravo, YA author, Ms Shepard 👏🏼

    Stories that feature a mentally ill character should be well researched, if not written by someone who actually has contact with mentally ill people. The imaginary friend brings down the whole book. I wanted to like it because I like Rosie and sympathize with her. I would want to see what happens next if it was likely to be the story of a hard-luck girl triumphing over adversity. But the bogus mental illness that has no resemblance to any real mental illness I ever heard of is a real turn off, a [...]

    Honestly, hard to decide whether to give three or four stars. The biggest problem with the book is the cover, someone in my building is going to pick it up thinking that it's fairly light hearted because of the cover and be quite offended by what goes on in it. And I just don't want to have a talk about how patrons can't ask me to remove a book because they don't think it's appropriate.

    Instructing book. Very mature though. The level of maturity this book requires Anyways, this book was very fun to read. it had me staying up late and irritated to finish a chapter. Though the ending confused me VERY much. I read it multiple times and still didn't understand. I recommend it.

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      Published :2019-02-13T12:26:50+00:00