Seventeen-year-old Cassie Morgan lives with a time bomb (a.k.a. her stepfather, Dino Cavalli). To the public, Dino is a world-renowned violin player and. You would have never recognized the Dino I lived with in the books that had been written about him before the “incident.” No one had a clue. No one seemed to. Deb Caletti is the award-winning author of The Queen of Everything; Honey, Baby, Sweetheart; and The Nature of Jade, among others. In addition to being a.

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I don’t like the ending, I don’t like how the story progressed. The plot keeps wold interested and wanting to keep reading, you can never see what’s coming. She falls in love with this guy that her step-dad is teaching to play violin.

I had checked out reviews on it befor Where do I begin?

No one builds that kind of bond and behaves that way with someone they barely know. May 18, Katie rated it wi,d was amazing.

The Compulsive Reader: Wild Roses by Deb Caletti

Alright, you judge if this is realistic. One thing I also really liked about this book was the humour.

This is a YA author that writes with surprising depth. I didn’t feel anything but irritation throughout the whole thing, actually.


There is something actually seriously wrong with Dino, and Cassi is terrified. I am glad though that he was there for Cassie as much as he could be and their final moments were a real tear jerker. To add structure to his life and help his creative process, Dino takes a student.

In fact, it would have been fine without any romantic aspects at all. At times, the narrative seems to lose focus or drag, and the madness-genius connection fails to convince.

Some characters may seem less credible e. Unlike the main characters, however, my persistence wasn’t motivated by the love affair, but by the other plot layers Caletti used to give the story some depth. In the world of insanity, nothing is sacred. It would have been one of my favorite books if those words weren’t consistently thrown in my face. Their interactions were just so small and there were so few that actually seemed to mean anything.

He has to go away to some college to earn money for his family and her heart is broken. While D Article first published as Book Review: A LOT of swearing! Refresh and try again.

Wild Roses

Once you get past that you can plunge yourself into the goodness this book has to offer. I’m sorry, I just couldn’t take it anymore When he goes off anti-depression medication to compose new works, he becomes paranoid.


Both Calftti and her mother have to cater to the needs and the moods of the musicians they love, letting go of what they want in deference to what talent and genius need. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I did not like him. Yet she falls in love with Dino’s student, Ian, a violin prodigy with his own family secrets. Please note how I accentuated “love”, because for me, what happened with Cassie More reviews my blog: Wild Roses by Deb Caletti on Blogcritics.

I didn’t care about this protaganist at all and I cared even less about what happened to her. Her mother married Dino Cavalli, renowned Italian violinist- who happens to be mean, critical, and paranoid. Published October 1st by Simon Pulse first published August 30th I’d like to make my review short, so simply put Oct 08, Breanna added it. Wild Roses is an engrossing book and I like that it made me toses about my own relationship with a musician and how we all need music in our lives.

View Full Version of PW. She’s living with a time bomb a.

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