Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rosebush By Michele Jaffe

Jane and her 2 best friends are the most popular girls at their school.  So why would someone run Jane over and leave her for dead in a giant rosebush?  She's still trying to figure that out.

She wakes up in the ICU with no memory of the past day and no movement in her body.  As the feeling slowly starts coming back (temporary paralysis or something?), so do bits and pieces of her memories.  Now, if only she could figure out what parts of her memories and reality are real and what part of them her mind is creating because- according to her mother and doctors- she's cray cray.  She's getting weird phone calls (maybe), creepy secret admirer gifts (everyone thinks they're nice!?!), and her boyfriend/guy-friend/orderly boy she just met but likes are all acting weird.  She's got a long way to go to decipher this mess.

I liked this book a lot!!  Asides from the whole someone tried to kill me, but I have amnesia thing, which is a little played out, I thought it was a really good book.  Jane was such a likable, cute character.  I could see everyone wanting to be friends with her.  Some parts were a little unbelievable.  Getting hit by a car and only having temporary paralysis and a concussion.... I think if she lived she would've been in a body cast with steel rods in her bones or something.  And there was quite the cast of boys... I'm not really sure some of them were necessary, but I guess it's good to have a lot of suspects in a mystery novel.
Overall I would recommend it.  It has cute outfits, cute boys, and a mystery that keeps you guessing!

~I'm not really feeling the cover, I think it could've been really cool... they should've taken a page from all those cool fantasy covers I've been seeing.  I think I will try out this author's other books because the writing in this one was great!

Add it to your to-read list!

How I got this book- I bought the paperback :)


  1. Lovely review. Never heard about the book before. Look good, love the cover:)

  2. I'll have to read this one soon, it sounds really interesting! I remember reading Michele Jaffe's Bad Kitty book and loving it because she was so funny; I also love that the she is friends with Meg Cabot! :) Great review!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland