Rosie Girl by Julie Shepard

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Read Rosie Girl Online Free - Little Peach meets We Were Liars in this haunting YA debut about a troubled teen searching for her birth mom who uncovers disturbing family secrets along the way.

After her father passes away, seventeen-year-old Rosie is forced to live with her abusive stepmom Lucy and her deadbeat boyfriend, Judd, who gives Rosie the sort of looks you shouldn’t give your girlfriend’s step-daughter. Desperate for a way out, Rosie would do just about anything to escape the life she’s been handed. Then she finds a letter her dad wrote years ago, a letter confessing that Rosie's birth mother isn't dead, as she believed, but alive somewhere—having left them when Rosie was a little girl for reasons he won't reveal.
Rosie resolves to find her birth mom, and she'll put everything on the line to make that happen. She hires a PI paid for by her best friend, Mary, who turns tricks for money. Unlike Rosie, Mary's no delicate flower and when she sees the opportunity to make some cash and help out her closest friend, she takes it. Romance blooms when the PI Rosie hires hands the case off to his handsome nephew Mac, but Rosie struggles to keep her illicit activities with Mary a secret. Things begin to unravel when Rosie starts getting creepy anonymous texts from johns looking for Mary. And then there's Mary, the one person Rosie can count on, who's been acting strangely all of a sudden. As Rosie and Mary get closer to finally uncovering the truth about Rosie's mom, Rosie comes face to face with a secret she never saw coming. With the ultimate unreliable narrator and twists and turns around every corner, Rosie Girl is an unforgettable tale of identity, devotion and desperation.

Title : Rosie Girl
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ISBN : 0399548645
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Veronika's ReaderFeeder rated it ★★★★☆

December 31, 2017

4.5 stars For a debut novel it was really good! Although I could figured out the big twist about halfway through the book, it was still interesting and it was a great concept. Congrats to the author!

Cathy/The Crazy Bookworm rated it ★★★★★

July 10, 2017

That, fellow bookworms is how you write a book! Bravo, Julie Shepard, bravo! Rosie, Girl will capture you heart from page one. I finished this book in nearly one sitting; believe me, I tried to slow down and savour every moment, but I simple couldn't peel my eyes away. I devoured it, searching for...

Meg rated it ★★★★★

June 05, 2017

Wow--this book is so interesting in many ways, but I'm mainly blown away by the fact that I read the whole novel one way, and the very ending makes me question everything I thought I knew. This book demands to be read more than once. I'm haunted by it! I keep thinking suddenly during the day "Wel...

Stacy rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 18, 2017

Going into this book I knew the big secret ending. (If you've read it, you know, too.) Therefore, I read it more skeptically and carefully. The plot was very good - I was extremely interested in how things were going to turn out in the end for Rosie, but I feel that the author chose to drop her b...

Amanda rated it ★★★★★

February 12, 2017

I really, really, REALLY loved this book. The story is so intriguing from the very beginning that you will have to keep reading to see where it's going (and it definitely goes somewhere :) ). Don't let this book slip past you. The story is super unique and Rosie is a memorable character with a fa...

Medeia rated it ★★★★★

August 05, 2017

Rosie is miserable living with her stepmom and her creepy boyfriend after her father’s death. When she stumbles on a clue that her real mom is alive, that her mom's not dead as she had been told, she needs a private investigator to track her down. Her friend Mary dips into illegal and dangerous t...

Karen rated it ★★★★★

July 03, 2017

Rosie Girl is a brilliant debut novel by a talented and insightful author. From the stunning opening to the shocking twist at the end, Rosie Girl is layered with nuances and secrets that unfold provocatively in a dangerous teenage reality that’s anything but normal. Shepard’s language is deceptiv...

Donna rated it ★★★★★

November 02, 2017

LUCKY ME! A few weeks ago, I was given the ARC for this YA debut novel. I just finished it (in only two days) and couldn't get to my computer fast enough to write a review. Let me first say that YA is not my typical genre, but if every YA novel was like this one, it would be. Without giving anyth...

Amy's Book Reviews rated it ★★★★☆

July 30, 2017

Don't read too many ROSIE GIRL reviews, several spoil the plot, but do read ROSIE GIRL. Rosie's best friend Mary takes turns tricks to help the almost-eighteen-year-old earn money to hire a private investigator. After Rosie's father's death, she learned her birth mom isn't dead as she believed and...

Megan rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 21, 2017

I am having a difficult time choosing a rating for this novel because the quality of form/content is so disparate from the level of writing. The story is brilliant but suffers from simply put too many details. The writing lacks subtly and I had to actively dismiss the copious and often times unne...

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