A story that celebrates diversity – Rosie Loves Jack, the debut YA novel by Mel Darbon
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‘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.

‘A story about the power of love and the importance of remembering that those with disabilities should not be defined by them.’
– Mail on Sunday (YA Book of the Month, September 2018)

About the author

Mel spent a large part of her childhood inventing stories to keep her autistic brother happy on car journeys. Having worked as a theatre designer and freelance artist, as well as teaching young adults with learning disabilities and running creative workshops for teenage mums, young offenders and toddlers, Mel now writes young adult novels. She 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. Rosie Loves Jack is her first book

Categories Fiction International

Tags Mel Darbon New Books New Releases Penguin Random House SA Rosie Loves Jack Young Adult


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