Rosie is a sixteen-year-old girl with Down syndrome who’s fighting for little freedoms and tolerance and love. A beautiful, “engrossing” debut from author Mel Darbon.
★“The plot is so engrossing that the book is almost impossible to put down. Yes, Rosie loves Jack, and readers are going to love Rosie…” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
“They can’t send you away. What will we do? We need us. I stop your angry, Jack. And you make me strong. You make me Rosie.”
Rosie loves Jack. Jack loves Rosie. So when they’re separated, Rosie will do anything to find the boy who makes the sun shine in her head.
Even run away from home.
Even struggle across London and travel to Brighton, though the trains are cancelled and the snow is falling. Even though people might think a girl like Rosie, who has Down syndrome, could never survive on her own.
Introducing a strong and determined teen protagonist with Down syndrome, debut author Mel Darbon gives readers a unique character experience with a much-needed alternative point of view. Rosie Loves Jack is a voice-driven, heartfelt story of finding your place in a world that often leaves no room for outsiders.