Rose, Interrupted

Rose, Interrupted

Being a teenager is hard enough, but it's even harder in a world you've never known ...

Eighteen months ago, 17-year-old Rose and 13-year-old Rudder escaped a strict religious sect with their mum. They are still trying to make sense of the world outside - no more rules about clothes and books, films and music, no more technology bans. But also no more friendship with the people they've known all their lives, no community and no certainty. It doesn't help that their mum has to work all hours to pay rent on their cramped, smelly, one-bed flat above a kebab shop in Hackney.

While Rudder gorges on once-taboo Harry Potters and dances to Simon and Garfunkel and show tunes, Rose swaps the ankle skirts and uncut hair of the Woodford Pilgrims for Japanese-cute fairy dress and her new boyfriend, Kye. Kye, who she wants with all her being. But there's loads of scary stuff about their new life that Rose and Rudder have no idea how to handle - it's normal for girls to let their boyfriends take naked pictures of them, right?

When Rudder accidently sets a devastating chain of events into action, Rose must decide whether to sacrifice everything and go back to the life she hates, in order to save the people she loves.

A story about coming of age, slap-bang in the middle of a strange new world.

Title:Rose, Interrupted
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781444940657
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    Rose, Interrupted Reviews

  • Cora Tea Party Princess

    Basically, I love everything that Patrice Lawrence writes.And Rose, Interrupted?Wow. Just, wow.I think it's even better than her previous books, which I didn't think was possible!...

  • Triston

    Huge thanks to PanMacmillan SA for sending me a free copy to review of this book!TW: Restorationist Religious practices and confrontation of organized religion, Sexual offense, Sexting and reference t...

  • Karen Barber

    What do you do when the life you’ve led shelters you from outside influences? For many within the Pilgrim community it’s not a question they’ve ever had to consider, but for Rose and her younger...

  • Alexandra

    I loved the concept of this book, especially as someone who grew up in a restrictive church (though nothing like what Rose and Rudder have to deal with). Though there are funny moments, particularly w...

  • ThatBookGal

    The premise of Rose, Interrupted is quite an interesting one. Siblings taken from the sheltered life they have always known, and thrust into the 'worldly world.' The complexities of social media, rela...

  • Aoife

    A year and a half after leaving their family's cult, Rose and Rudder are still struggling; Rose desperate to experience more of the world, Rudder desperate to return to the only world that ever made s...

  • Donna

    Rose Interrupted follows siblings Rose and Rudder, who have recently left a religious sect and are trying to adapt to the modern world. No more strict rules about what to wear, what to do and what rel...

  • Bev

    Coming of age tale set in a gritty, real life environment with sexting, bullying, fanaticism and family ties as strong themes. Rose is finding it hard to acclimatise to living in the 'real world' afte...

  • I Read, Therefore I Blog

    Patrice Lawrence’s contemporary YA novel is a subtle look at the pressures of modern teen life that examines sexism, different means of coercion and control and the meaning of freedom. Lawrence is p...

  • Bookwormandtheatremouse

    I was so excited when I realised the latest release from Patrice Lawrence was out in the world. I had loved Orangeboy and Indigo Donut. Rose, Interrupted did not disappoint and was also not at all wha...