Happy Tuesday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for ROSIE LOVES JACK! I’m so excited to shine the spotlight on this wonderful book! You can also follow the rest of the tour and enter to win a print copy for yourself!
Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon
Published on March 1, 2021 by Peachtree Publishing Company
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance
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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 defy her parents’ orders and run away from home. Even struggle across London and travel to Brighton on her own, 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 protagonist with Down syndrome, debut author Mel Darbon gives readers an underrepresented but much-needed point of view with a voice-driven, heartfelt story of finding your place an often big and intimidating world.
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.
What do you think about Rosie Loves Jack? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!