Modern Reader

"Never trust anyone who has not

brought a book with them"

-Lemony Snicket

The Rose Grower

The Rose Grower - Michelle de Kretser The prose was absolutely beautiful. The book could have easily been boring if her choice of vocabulary wasn't so poetic. I felt the pains of loneliness Sophie suffered through, and the longing that Joseph endured despite the chaos surrounding him and the rest of France. Although the ending broke my heart, I really did enjoy a story about people fighting the French Revolution in their own quiet ways.