Rose, Interrupted by Patrice Lawrence

Rose, Interrupted

Being a teenager is hard enough, but it's even harder in a world you've never known ...Eighteen months ago, 17-year-old Rose and 13-year-old Rudder escaped a strict religious sect with their mum. They are still trying to make sense of the world outside - no more rules about clothes and books, films and music, no more technology bans. But also no more friendship with the people they've known all their lives, no community and no certainty. It doesn...

Details Rose, Interrupted

TitleRose, Interrupted
Release DateJul 25th, 2019
PublisherHodder Children's Books
GenreYoung Adult, Religion, Fiction

Reviews Rose, Interrupted

  • Cora Tea Party Princess
    Basically, I love everything that Patrice Lawrence writes.And Rose, Interrupted?Wow. Just, wow.I think it's even better than her previous books, which I didn't think was possible!
  • Karen Barber
    What do you do when the life you’ve led shelters you from outside influences? For many within the Pilgrim community it’s not a question they’ve ever had to consider, but for Rose and her younger brother every day is a minefield.Excised from their strict religious community, both children struggle to fit in. Innocent with regard to so much, the children have so many questions about life on the outside. How can they ever hope to adjust to lif...
  • ThatBookGal
    The premise of Rose, Interrupted is quite an interesting one. Siblings taken from the sheltered life they have always known, and thrust into the 'worldly world.' The complexities of social media, relationships and the wider world, are hard enough to navigate when you've lived it in every day, let alone having to work it all out at the age of 17. Rose and Rudder had a totally believable journey, that had me hooked because I wasn't sure what direct...
  • Aoife
    A year and a half after leaving their family's cult, Rose and Rudder are still struggling; Rose desperate to experience more of the world, Rudder desperate to return to the only world that ever made sense to him. Between them, they have to try and understand this strange new world and how to live in it.Cult stories are always sort of sickly fascinating. It's amazing to read, but a little uncomfortable. Luckily, in this book, our main characters a...
  • Donna
    Rose Interrupted follows siblings Rose and Rudder, who have recently left a religious sect and are trying to adapt to the modern world. No more strict rules about what to wear, what to do and what relationships they can have. Rose welcomes the freedom and wants to distance herself as much from her past as possible- by countering every rule she has always been made to follow. Rudder on the other hand, wants to go back. He knew who he was, and what...
  • Bev
    Coming of age tale set in a gritty, real life environment with sexting, bullying, fanaticism and family ties as strong themes. Rose is finding it hard to acclimatise to living in the 'real world' after having grown up in a strict religious sect. Her younger brother Rudder who shows signs of being on the autism spectrum is struggling even more, with his love and loyalty to his father, still in the religious community, fogging his thoughts and maki...
  • Bookwormandtheatremouse
    I was so excited when I realised the latest release from Patrice Lawrence was out in the world. I had loved Orangeboy and Indigo Donut. Rose, Interrupted did not disappoint and was also not at all what was I expecting (I refused to read the blurb and just jumped right in) - it tackles identity, internet safety and the control of a religious sect - it is engaging, entertaining and utterly brilliant. I would suggest that everyone reads it (and the ...
  • Beth McCallum
    dnf’d at page 120. didn’t understand the direction of the book so couldn’t invest in any plot line or angle
  • Pauline
    I normally like Patrice Lawrence's work but found it difficult and disjointed.
  • Alexandra
    I loved the concept of this book, especially as someone who grew up in a restrictive church (though nothing like what Rose and Rudder have to deal with). Though there are funny moments, particularly with Rudder getting used to the outside world for the first time, it gets heavy. This is not a feelgood read, but it is nuanced and hopeful and beautifully written.
  • Lisa
    Witty, engaging, relevant and more than a little chilling at times. Another tour de force from Patrice Lawrence.