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The Rose Round doc ✓ Paperback ê naturaltreatment å 13 year old Matt is spending the holidays at the dilapidated Woodhall mansion where his spirited step sister Caroline works as cook In a faded rose garden Matt meets Alix proud old Madame Ayre's granddaughter and is introduced to the tension filled relationship betD is introduced to the tension filled relationship between the embittered mother and her crippled son Theo Matt must learn to judge character rather than appearances as Theo strives to turn the house into a home This has made the top five on our favorite book list it usually places second right after Enemy Brothers and that's really bigSynopsis Matt is an orphan Matt's half sister Caroline has accepted a position as cook in a rich household On holidays Matt joins her and finds the house awash in mystery and sorrow The past steps hard on the heels of the future as the owner of the house Theodore Ayre and his mother and niece come face to face with their conflicts Something must change but who will pay the cost to bring love and forgiveness to Woodhall?What we lovedMatt and his sister who he calls 'Caro' have a lovely relationship Caro is such a wonderful sister to him supporting him even though he is only a half sibling Also his friendship with Theo is very heart warming We loved the message of forgiveness and learning to move onWhat we hatedWe weren't thrilled about some of the content including the stars and the signs; however it was used to bring the conversation back around to Christ It would've still been a great story without it What made us laughview spoilerWhen Theo fights Jasper You have to agree with Matt it was smashing hide spoiler

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13 year old Matt is spending the holidays at the dilapidated Woodhall mansion where his spirited step sister Caroline works as cook In a faded rose garden Matt meets Alix proud old Madame Ayre's granddaughter an This review also appears on my blog Read at Home MomWhen thirteen year old Matt's step sister and guardian Caro takes a job as a cook for Madame Ayres Matt begins spending his school holidays at Woodhall Mansion There he meets Alix Madame's great granddaughter who is forbidden to spend time with Matt and Theo Madame's son whose deformed arm invites nothing but disdain and cruelty from his mother Over many months Matt witnesses the increase of tensions between Theo and his mother as he begins to go against her wishes planning to bring a group of homeless orphans to live at Woodhall In the meantime Caro finds herself torn between her wealthy fiance who is embarrassed of her work and the affections of Theo who is a decent man Infused throughout the story are Christian themes of selfless love eternal hope and the dangers of pride as well as many references to Mass and ConfessionThis is probably the closest thing I have ever read to a perfect book The characters are distinct and well developed and even the villains have a shred of goodness in them Events of the story are interesting on their own but have layers of allegorical meaning as well adding a depth to the book that is a mark of truly artful writing The story emerges naturally and unapologetically from the Catholic point of view and it leaves no uestion as to the truth of the faith Moral relativism is not a part of this universe where right and wrong are easy to distinguish even when right may be difficult to put into action There is not an extra word in sight not a moment of self indulgence on the part of the writer Everything in the story has been placed there deliberately and every detail works toward a revelation of truth that is simply stunning in both its gravity and its execution The ending left me nodding my head at the perfection of it all not because the resolution is too neat but because the writing until the very last word is just rightThere are so few novels for young people which explore the Catholic faith let alone doing so with such beautiful language and such wonderful characters I will look forward to the day when my own children are old enough to read and discuss The Rose Round with me as it teaches so many lessons I hope to impart and it represents experiences that will affirm and strengthen them in their own Catholic faith I can't say how the book would be received by a non Catholic audience but Catholic kids in grades 6 and above will certainly feel as though this is their book written for their worldview and experiences I am not generally someone who re reads books but I already know I will revisit this one several times in years to come

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The Rose RoundFor orphans Alix through her willful foolishness puts Theo's life in danger and brings a dramatic confrontation Christian hope versus fatal self pride A timeless book with a fast paced plot and vivid characters I liked it just not as much as the Letzenstein Chronicles I didn't like the characters as much as in the LC either Still enjoyable to read