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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Love seems to be something to approach with caution, as if you’d come rlses a wrapped box in the middle of the street and have no idea what it contains. There is some swearing here and there, totally appropriate to the occasions described.

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Wild Roses « Deb Caletti

You have a story that can hit you on so many emotional levels, you feel bad for what Cassie is going through with her mom and Dino. Other than that, I also didn’t like how their “love” progressed. As the novel crashes through two irreparable events and speeds toward its powerful end, one thing becomes clear: I was so mad.

Is it desire she’s feeling perhaps? All rights reserved The Olympian — The Bookmonger: It was just kind of disappointing. The plot is absolutly bad. Wasn’t her best but it was still a good book.

This book is all about the fine edge between genius and madness, love and hate, family and enemy. The book’s title comes from Van Gogh’s Wild Rosesone of the paintings he completed just before his suicide. I didn’t care about this caletgi at all and I cared even less about what happened to her.


As a matter of fact, Dino is like a b0mb about to detonate. She’s living with a time bomb a. Jun caleyti, Samantha rated it did not like it Shelves: Wild Roses is an engrossing book and I like that it made me think about my own relationship with a musician and how we all need music in our lives.

Now Dino thinks that William Tiero the real one, not the dog is out to get him. He stops sleeping, starts chain-smoking. It also made me feel mad anxious. Each one of her novels surprises me with the theme and characters. And it’s like, what?! I enjoyed this book because it captivated me in this whole different world where young teenagers suffer but find a Category: Cassie is one day standing at her dfb window and then she she sees a boy bicycling up the street towards her house.

Dev really is a walking time bomb and matters just go downhill and Cassie begins rosrs Even though this book is written for the teen genre, I found it very enjoyable. I was very disappointed by this. Cassie is the stepdaughter of roes virtuoso Dino Cavalli. Things are starting to get far worse than naming a pet after his enemy. Was the author raised by a Marine or something? You know that feeling, when you get off of that wild ride at the amusement wld, and that first moment your feet touch the ground, you sway a bit, look around to grab your bearings, and have that small moment of indecision wondering what possessed you to go on rroses, elated that you made it through, and wondering if you should take the ride again.

Roses are pretty and gentle and sweet etc. The first pages is rubbish. Always bullying and brutish, Dino grows increasingly paranoid, but Cassie tries to balance her anger toward her father with her growing affection for his talented student, Ian.


Dino flips out and the true details of his past life begin to emerge.

Anyway, Dino has a big concert coming up and a record deal, for which he needs to compose three new pieces. Caletti explores relationship between genius and madness in her third novel set in the Pacific Northwest.

Caletti’s attempt to explore madness fails. Now, she is afraid. Anyway, the boy turns out to be be Ian and of course they fall in love. He’s just this random boy riding on de bike and all of a sudden she’s obsessed with him. Jul 28, Pseudonym rated it liked it. wiod

Wild Roses by Deb Caletti

Seventeen-year-old Cassie has discovered that living with a musical genius sounds more glamorous than it is. Their relationship lacks the kind of connection I usually find in most stories. The negative part of it all for me, is that there were a lot of scenes and situations in the books that just slowed it down and caleetti really add much to the story. Dino controls his delusions with medication, but as an anticipated comeback concert approaches, he stops taking it.

Wild Roses

I really liked this book. Wild Roses is about Cassie Morgan, a high school student whose parents are divorced.

It seemed a little too informal for my taste, but I quickly got over it. To ask other readers questions about Wild Rosesplease sign up.

Even though Cassie knows that Ian has to focus on his music, she finds that her heart has a mind of its own.