Jane Freeman is beautiful and popular. She’s best friends with the coolest girls in school. Her boyfriend is gorgeous and completely in love with her. Jane’s life is perfect.
Or is it?
When Jane wakes up in the ER, everybody is convinced she was the victim of a hit-and-run, but Jane is positive that someone tried to kill her. The only problem is, she can’t remember anything about that night. Jane’s not sure if she’s losing her mind, or if everyone around her is.
As Jane attempts to piece together what happened to her, the perfect façade begins to crumble. Everyone around her has a secret. Everyone has a reason to hate her. Jane can’t trust anyone — not even herself.
Michele Jaffe is well-known for her hilarious Bad Kitty series, but she is equally skilled in writing suspense and drama. Jaffe builds a seemingly perfect world for Jane to live in, then slowly and meticulously peels away the layers of that world with each revealed secret, each recovered fragment of a memory. With each character having their own skeletons in their closets, Rosebush takes more twists and turns than a mountain road.
Not only is the plot of Rosebush heart-poundingly mysterious and twisty, but the writing is fantastic. Jaffe, through the point of view of artistic, observant, wise-beyond-her-years Jane, writes amazingly descriptive passages. She can make the reader feel envy, pity, shock, admiration, or any combination of the four with a mere paragraph.
In my opinion, Rosebush is a must-read. And by that, I mean it’s a must-read-again-and-again. Each time I read it, Rosebush pulls me in just as powerfully as it did the first time. It’s an intense, poignant, and altogether brilliant read that definitely won’t disappoint. –Caro B.
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