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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In the world of insanity, nothing is sacred. Tells you the same thing over and over again. Deb Caletti has a way with words like her characters have with music. The plot is absolutly bad. I was so mad. Mind wjld, she is looking through a window that is two stories high.

Refresh and try again. Dino is a pretentious jerk, but when he goes off his medication to complete a new composition, he starts to slide off the deep end. Jul 28, Pseudonym rated it liked it.

Wild Roses « Deb Caletti

Dino takes on a student named Ian and it becomes an instant connection Cassie and Ian much to capetti chagrin of Dino who wants to control everything and calettj. So she does what she thinks she must: Even though Cassie knows that Ian has to focus on his music, she finds that her heart has a mind of its own.

Rises than some of the stuff that I didn’t really see as needed to help the story progress, I thought that Deb did a fantastic job with the book. Maybe his moments in the book were too brief for me to develop any real emotional stance for the guy.


I had checked out reviews on it beforehand just to kind of get an idea of what people thought and to me it really seemed quite mix.

The book’s title comes from Van Gogh’s Wild Rosesone of the goses he completed just before his suicide. Its just so deep, it is way too descriptive without providing insightful information about Cassie. Anyway, the boy turns out to be be Ian and of wiod they fall in love.

More reviews my blog: Or, it can let you alone because you have built a stone wall against it If you want to waste your time reading abou I think its Horrible! Wild Roses is about Cassie Morgan, a high dev student whose parents are divorced. Dino really is a walking time bomb and matters just go downhill and Cassie begins to wonder if her love is doomed or if it can be saved!

During the whole story I looked for a reason for Ian and Cassie to be in love. And then you also find yourself rooting for a successful relationship between Cassie and Ian that comes under fire from her step father Dino.

Lists with This Book. This book has really moved me because I can relate to it. This book it ugly, stupid, and waste of my time. My decision about it didn’t change. Dino is a terrifying, selfish, insane bully, who just capetti crazier and more paranoid every day.

This is the challenge that seventeen-year-old Cassie Morgan faces. It also would have been more appropriate for a teenager to read. This novel is a close examination of the unraveling of a family affected by both genius and paranoia. No one seemed to see what was coming. Caletti The Queen of Everything again plays with themes of passion and recklessness in this rich novel.


I deserve an award for finishing this, I wanted to drop this book so foses times. She tries everything to keep away from him, but is drawn to him in a way she’s never felt before. When he goes off anti-depression medication to compose new works, he becomes paranoid. He has stopped taking his rose in order to unfetter his inspiration — and now he is succumbing to violent bouts of paranoia. I liked this book, but I wouldn’t consider it a romance. Having a stepfather is hard.

Ultimately Cassie learns that she cannot control her emotions and that risks are worth taking.

Wild Roses

She’s in love with Ian. Cassie lives with her mother and step-father, the great violinist and composer Dino Cavalli.

Does that really happen? Supposedly there’s deg actual, researched link between extreme creativity and mental illness, and I believe it because I’ve seen it with my own eyes.

And it’s in every book. I have never read a more perfect description of the life of a child in a divorce situation.

This book will hook you in. This review is also available on my blogwith extras. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. De the public, Dino is a world-renowned violinist and composer.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If you have a deep love for really meaningful stories then Deb Caletti books are the ones for you. Hardcoverpages. Return to Book Page.