Rose Rivers (World of Hetty Feather)

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Rose Rivers (World of Hetty Feather)

Rose Rivers (World of Hetty Feather)

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Then Rupert and I were born, and the grandparents were delighted, in spite of everything. They were especially pleased to have a grandson to inherit their business. Sometimes I find it very hard indeed to like Mama. However, I love Papa and I will try to learn to sketch properly for his sake. The book stands out because it was written from the perspective of the eldest child of a rich family and the plot was thought provoking. She was bored because she wasn’t allowed to go to school or given the freedom to do the things she wanted to do.

I think Clover Moon, Rose Rivers, and Beth Rivers were the characters I found most interesting, this is because they broadened my mind on how difficult life must of been for the poor, less capable, and also life as a girl during the Victorian times. Throughout the book, Jacqueline Wilson showed how people, who were not of a higher status, were to be excluded from justice, rights, and equality. Rose described her life while growing up and meeting others who were less privileged than herself, such as Clover who was brought as a maid from off the streets. Each time Clover mentioned her earlier stages of life, before becoming a maid, I really felt I was there in the streets, in the cold, with her. This opened my eyes to how fortunate I am, and how I take almost everything for granted. Papa’s praise obviously means a great deal, because he is the painter Edward Rivers, well known in artistic circles. He is a follower of the great Pre-Raphaelite painters, and when he was a young man he was considered equal to them in talent. He was also wild and bohemian. He even had a pet wombat, just like his hero, Rossetti.

Young Quills reviews

The time the story is set in changed the way everyone talked and the manners and social etiquette of parties and other occasions. One other big change is what is expected for women and men and their different rolls: Rose was expected to stay at home and have no education, where as her brother went to school and was expected to inherit his granddad’s business. She didn’t tell us this, of course. While Grandpapa was sorting out some problem with a mill hand, the foreman took Rupert and me for a cup of tea and a slice of Keiller’s Dundee cake. He asked after our grandmama and told us that he’d known her when she was ‘a wee lassie working here’. We boggled at the thought, but neither of us quite dared question Grandmama about this later. Rupert suggested that she wears such strong perfume now because she’s determined to smell sweet.

She strives to become better at drawing throughout the novel to follow in her father footsteps. She does not have much natural talent for true to life sketches but finds talents in satirical comics. Why did Rose immediately like Clover? Speaking of, why do all of the new narrators in a series immediately like the old narrators? I understand that squishes (platonic attraction) are things, but I'd like to see them... you know, not have one. For once.While when Paris has good news for Rose about her comedy sketches, things get misinterpreted and her family leave without her...

She knows her father is also a talented artist though he once had a love whom posed for a portrait which her mother detests. This seems like a one-star review for me, but there are a few things that made me give it two instead: I found Beth really interesting because of her disability, she was hidden from the world. I also really liked the description of Paris, but I didn’t really like the mother whom they call Mama because she definitely favoured Rupert over Rose and tried to pretend Beth didn’t exist, which was really sad. I also didn’t really like Nurse Budd because she was “helping” Beth by giving her a drug (I think it was opium).Rose was a very unlikeable narrator. She is a dark-haired, rebellious, pale-skinned, plain child who loves drawing and writing. Oh, where have I seen that before? The plot was absolutely thrilling, inspiring, and gripping; it always captured my mind from whatever I was doing; it never became boring and was left on a very exciting cliff hanger, leaving longing for more! While reading, I felt as if I was with her overcoming and encountering all the problems she faced as a girl. I also felt some sympathy and pity for Rose due to the injustice of education, because, I knew (although I take school for granted) I would too fight for a proper education at school. Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, along with her famous collection of silver rings.

ROSE RIVERS lives in a beautiful big London house with her artist father, querulous mother, six siblings and seven servants – and finds her life stif ling. She loves to study and longs to go to boarding school like her twin brother, but Victorian young ladies are supposed to be content staying at home. As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children's Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children's Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. Double Act won the prestigious Smarties Medal and the Children’s Book Award as well as being highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. The Story of Tracy Beaker won the 2002 Blue Peter People’s Choice Award. Like in Dancing the Charleston, the crux of the plot happens away from the main setting – when Rose and her family travel to Scotland for New Year. The trip to Scotland threatens to blow her family apart and will have lasting consequences for Rose.Let’s focus on before that. All her siblings are really well written and interesting and Rupert was really cool! I also loved the staff and the way that she managed to get Clover Moon and Hetty Feather in because they are some of my favourite characters! I love their fiery spirits. Rose is nice but she’s a bit of an annoying character and being in her head wasn’t as fun as Clover’s but I still liked it! Her parents were also cool and the storyline had a good flow and I liked it. Rupert and Pamela were weird but it didn’t bother me because she wasn’t a massive character. During the book rose develops a crush on a young artist named Paris Walker, she grows very attached as he shows interest in her artistic ability when other snub her. He encourages her throughout the book while he paints her mothers portrait (she draws crude sketches of this process taking place). Eventually she ends up kissing him and he is banished from the household while she is sent away to school. I really enjoyed Rose Rivers as it is an interesting story. It is set in the Victorian times and is very well written. What I liked about the book is how all the characters behaved in the style of the time. Another thing I liked was Rose's protestations about Beth being called stupid and not right in the head. Something I found interesting about it was that the lower class and upper class are friends, something unusual for the times. My favourite character was Beth, as I found her interesting and sensitive. I would recommend the book to anyone, but it may not be suitable for younger readers, as it has references to bodies. The only think I would change would be not seeing Hetty more. I really liked Rose Rivers because of how emotional it made me feel; it was as if I was Rose, standing there and watching everything happen. Jacqueline Wilson is an amazing author andI would really recommend her. The storyfeels so realistic and interesting especially as I love the Victorians. I would rate this book 5 stars. Beth her youngest sister loves dolls and her father meets Clover Moon there and takes her on as Beth's and the other children's nursery maid. They also have Hetty for Christmas as Sarah Smith comes to Christmas dinner with them too.



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