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, a freelance artist, teaching young adults with learning disabilities and running creative workshops for teenage mums, young offenders and toddlers (though not all together).
Mel now writes young adult novels and is a recent graduate of Bath Spa’s MA in Writing For Young People, where she found a channel to give voice to young people who otherwise might not be heard.
“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 could never survive on her own.
See the world through new eyes in this one-in-a-million story.
“Passionate and inclusive, it’s a compelling quest for love and independence.”
“I highly recommend this book to everyone, irrespective of age. Because it doesn’t matter how old you are, Rosie will teach you something.”
Sreepurna from Thunderstorms and Sunshine
“It is an important story and Rosie’s incredibly powerful voice has been echoing around my mind every since I put the book down. I hope she stays there for many years to come – I imagine she will.”
“Rosie Loves Jack made my eyes teary, and it also made me smile. It brings too many emotions, and I like books that play with a lot of my emotions. I enjoy this book so so much that it’s hard for me to put it down.”
Book information :
Age 14+ BIC CBMC E3N79 Paperback ISBN: 9781474937832 Extent: 352 pages Dimensions: 198 x 130mm Read more : Here YA SH3LF REVIEW : 5/5