Description from the publishers through Netgalley
“What a wonderful, emotional ride! It’s like the Ordinary People of the 21st century…such an achievement!” —Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Summer That Made Us
SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH ROSIE COLORED GLASSES
Just as opposites attract, they can also cause friction, and no one feels that friction more than Rex and Rosie’s daughter, Willow. Rex is serious and unsentimental and tapes checklists of chores on Willow’s bedroom door. Rosie is sparkling and enchanting and meets Willow in their treehouse in the middle of the night to feast on candy.
After Rex and Rosie’s divorce, Willow finds herself navigating their two different worlds. She is clearly under the spell of her exciting, fun-loving mother. But as Rosie’s behavior becomes more turbulent, the darker underpinnings of her manic love are revealed.
Rex had removed his Rosie colored glasses long ago, but will Willow do the same?
Whimsical, heartbreaking and uplifting, this is a novel about the many ways love can find you. Rosie Colored Glasses triumphs with the most endearing examples of how mothers and fathers and sons and daughters bend for one another.
I know that this was published in February of 2018, but this is a back log review book from Netgalley. I was able to listen to this on audio and I enjoyed that experience. This is a sad story about a young girl whose mother suffers from Bipolar Disorder. When her parents split, she enjoys the days that she and her little brother get to spend with her care-free mom more than the time she spends with her prim and proper dad.
I was a bit emotional listening to this story but that is a sign of great writing. It did feel a bit young as the main character is just a child, but the accuracy of the mental illnesses depicted were poignant.
I gave this book 4 crowns.