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Summary Watching the Roses

In this retelling of Sleeping Beauty Alice seems destined to lead a princess's life except for the frightening curse that dreaded Aunt V. definitely preferred it to the tower room not a bad story

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Watching the Roses

Ens on her eighteenth birthday And as a result Alice falls into a trancelike state and refuses to speak to anyone Will she ever recover.. A metaphorical Sleeping Beauty tale which has a young lady raped on her eighteenth birthday due to a curse from one of her numerous aunts Unable to overcome the shock she lies in her bed day after day almost in a comatose state The house she lives in is surrounded by roses which her father allows to become overrun since the rape of his daughter A young man she has been corresponding with overcomes the rose mess and wins her back to reality This is a heavy book even though it is very short It deals with mature matters as the protagonist Alice asks herself whether she is the cause of the rape Elements of the old fairy tale are present but the book is brilliantly told in first person as journal entries from the sleeping girl

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Iolette bestowed at her christening She will die at the age Watching the Kindle of eighteen Although she lives something horrible happ. Accidentally read the 2nd book of a series first which I hate doing but it didn t really affect the story for me at all It is supposed to be some kind of twist on the fairytale Sleeping Beauty When Alice is born all of her aunts give her gifts like one aunt wants her to have grace so she gives her a statue of a dancer and she has like 12 aunts who give her gifts and then of course there is one horrible weird aunt the dreaded Violette who shows up and basically curses Alice to never grow old but instead be extinguished like a candle on her 18th birthday So something horrible happens but the book is following her recovery she basically lays in her bed all day not talking to anyonealmost like she is dead and then near the end of the book you find out what the terrible thing is that happened And things also start to turn around for Alice and her family A kiss helps to re


10 thoughts on “Watching the Roses

  1. says:

    Wow Heavy subject matter for such a short story Unlike The Tower Room this was definitely easy to trace to the fairy tale it was inspired by Sleeping Beauty But the imagery was none too subtleMore engaging than it

  2. says:

    definitely preferred it to the tower room not a bad story

  3. says:

    So bored I wanted to pull a real life Sleeping Beauty

  4. says:

    This book is almost like a fariytale gone bad Alice Bella and Megan were eaglely awaiting Alices 18th birthday This birthday was promised to be the most magnificant and beautiful party they have ever been to Just

  5. says:

    Accidentally read the 2nd book of a series first which I hate doing but it didn't really affect the story for me at all It is supposed to be some kind of twist on the fairytale Sleeping Beauty When Alice is born all of her aunts give her gifts like one aunt wants her to have grace so she gives her a statue of a

  6. says:

    The second book in the Egerton Hall series Watching the Roses is a LOT darker than The Tower RoomThis book focuses on a retelling of Sleeping Beauty The story in Watching the Roses is sort of cloaked I mean I could figure out what happened about ten pages in but I imagine it would be a little harder for younger readers although they'd probably catch on before everything was spelled out too Once again we have love at first sight but it's a l

  7. says:

    Watching the Roses is book two in Egerton Hall Trilogy All three books are modern Fairytale retellings of three g

  8. says:

    A metaphorical Sleeping Beauty tale which has a young lady raped on her eighteenth birthday due to a curse from one of her numerous aunts Unable to overcome the shock she lies in her bed day after day almost in a comatose

  9. says:

    Watching the Roses explores the essence of fairy tales sexuality and memories as we experience Alice’s life through her memories leading up to a trauma that changed her life The reader travels with Alice to the places in the recesses of her

  10. says:

    the 2nd book in the egerton hall series is a retelling of sleeping beauty geras is creative with the way she makes the story fit a modern setting the 1960s i spent some time congratulating myself on catching the subtle allusions although she does occasionally beat the reader over the head with one