- File Size: 1367 KB
- Print Length: 282 pages
- Publication Date: July 6, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HZRCETG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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Blue Rose (Alana's Story): A Flowering Novel Kindle Edition
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I found Blue Rose utterly depressing. Since Alana's story is not essential to Jack & Lily's story in the Flowering series, I strongly advise to skip this book.
Alana makes friends with Jack and Dave who have some serious problems of their own. They are the outcasts at school, but their misfortunes bring them together. Their closeness also causes them not to move forward with their lives. They latch onto each other in an unhealthy way where they dwell on their problems. Except for Dave really. He has found a way to move forward, but his love for Alana remains. It's just a question of whether that love is a healthy kind or not and whether Alana can learn to accept it for what it is. These are all issues that Alana must deal with in therapy. She finally has a therapist she likes and is making progress.
The book alternates each chapter between what happened in her past and what is currently happening. It is a book about healing and that it can be a long, miserable road. However, I found this book rather depressing. Of course it doesn't help that I was reading it when dealing with my husband's grandfather's death. Much like how Jack, Dave, and Alana being around each other causes them not to move past their problems, my depressing family death caused this book to be even more upsetting to me. This concept is why I am not crazy about things like group therapy. I think hearing about other people's problems can make you feel better if their problems are worse than yours, but it can have the opposite affect if yours are worse than theirs. I think this topic was covered in this story in a subliminal way. It's well written, but not my thing.
As we delve into the past we see the events that harmed Alana and we see how her and Jack are always going to be intertwined and love one another. We also see where she wishes for more and where dave comes into play.
Dave the boy that almost got away. The boy who loved Alana and didn't care about anything else. The kind boy that no matter what life handed him was sweet and understanding. And when him and Alana get together and Alana sees she loves him it is a wondrous sight. He treats her with love and respect and helps build her self esteem. He supports her and makes her see that there is hope and love.
As Alana changes so do her relationships. They become more whole and more beautiful. A wonderful story that shows us we aren't what people think unless we let it become so. A story of love and friendship and how we lose hope when things are bleakest and how one thing can change that. I hope her and Dave work out they are meant to be. He is what helps her grow and become whole again.
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Blue Rose is NOT a lovey dovey story. It's dark, disturbing, heartbreaking...those are just a few of my feelings.Read more