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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Jul 28, Pseudonym rated it liked it. To tell you the truth the plot was just stupid No swoon, no actual love, nothing. At first Ms Caletti surprised by by how good her books were.

I was so angry with her mother through most of the novel. I don’t like the ending, I don’t like how the story progressed.

People got hurt doing that. Trivia About Wild Roses.

It’s hard to keep people guessing with this genre. To Cassie, he’s an erratic, self-centered bully. Caletti crafts a fine story of a girl finding her way seb coping with her parents divorce, her own fears, and an unstable home.

You go to that prison, you’ll meet big-time operators. The book not only explores Dino’s mental issues, but also the relationship with Cassie and Ian.


This book has really moved me because I can relate to it. Dino takes on a student named Ian and it becomes an instant connection Cassie and Ian much to the chagrin of Dino who wants to control everything and everyone.

I can’t say that I hate or like Cassie, Ian, Dino and all the other characters. When he goes off anti-depression medication to compose new works, he becomes paranoid.

Wild Roses by Deb Caletti

Roses are pretty and gentle and sweet e So very, very terrible. The unraveling is subtle, occurring in bits and pieces, as a story in real life would unfold. We don’t want you convicted for condiment theft. Where dfb I begin? I enjoyed this rosses because xeb captivated me in this whole different world where young teenagers suffer but find a way through it.

Oct 08, Michael Burhans rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’d like to make my review short, so simply put May 19, Hazellie rated it really liked it Shelves: She has Cassie take out her telescope occaisonally and visit a planetarium, but none of her actions express a true love for what she’s doing or even much of an interest. The plot is absolutly bad. There is some swearing here and there, totally appropriate to the occasions described.


Wild Roses

Honestly I’m not a fan of this book. Having a famous and crazy stepfather is harder. I was so mad.

At least for me. The real trick is to let it in, but to hold on.

Wild Roses « Deb Caletti

More By and About This Author. You really get a good feeling of what exactly it is Cassie is going through, and you get a very vivid picture of the troubles Dino is going through with depression and everything else. She comes from a broken home and she lives with her mother and stepfather. But that we come to know it from here. With its profound observations and vivid, if occasionally profane, language, this multifaceted and emotionally devastating novel will stick with readers.

Dino controls his delusions with medication, but as an anticipated comeback concert approaches, he stops taking it. Never one to shy away from heavy subjects—and always aware that her young adult readers can handle them—Caletti tackles mental illness.