Rosie Loves Jack

Rosie is a sixteen-year-old girl with Down syndrome who’s fighting for little freedoms and tolerance…and love. A beautiful, “engrossing” YA debut from author Mel Darbon.  
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  • ISBN: 9781682632895
  • Publication date: 03/01/2021
  • Page Count: 320
  • Size: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • Age Range: 12-16
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  • ISBN: 9781682633625
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Rosie is a sixteen-year-old girl with Down syndrome who’s fighting for little freedoms and tolerance…and love. A beautiful, “engrossing” YA 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.

Author/Illustrator

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Mel Darbon

Author

Mel Darbon spent a large part of her childhood inventing stories to keep her autistic brother happy on car journeys. She won’t mention the time spent with him standing by level crossings waiting for the InterCity 125 to go past, as she wouldn’t want to be labelled a train spotter. Life took her in many different directions working as a theatre designer and freelance artist, as well as teaching young adults with learning disabilities and running creative workshops for teenage mums. She moved to Bath in 2014 with her husband and their dog, Alfie. Rosie Loves Jack is her debut book.

Reviews

“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

Resources

Resources: Discussion Guide, Other

Discussion Guide

More Details

Lexile: HL450L
F&P: Z+, Gr HS/Adult, Genre RF
Themes: Love, Independence, Down syndrome, Runaway
BISAC 1: YAF058070 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Disabilities & Special Needs
BISAC 2: YAF058210 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Runaways
BISAC 3: YAF058150 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience

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