[Ebook pdf] The French Impressionist
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#2104080 in Books 2016-12-06 2016-12-06Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 8.00 x .50 x 5.10l, .0 #File Name: 1944995021259 pages | File size: 55.Mb Rebecca Bischoff : The French Impressionist before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The French Impressionist: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Compelling and beautifully writtenBy Constant ReaderThe narrator of THE FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST begins her story with a lie and continues to weave a tangled web around her. She presents a challenge to those who try to like and help her. But despite her weaknesses, Rosemary is so sympathetic that
the reader can't help but cheer her on as she figures out what to make of her troubled childhood, learns how to trust adults and peers, and finally finds her voice. With lovely, evocative descriptions of day-to-day life in Southern France and a sharp eye for the nuances of adolescent angst, Rebecca Bischoff has written an engaging and touching book.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. A very moving story, beautifully toldBy Heidi MastrogiovanniI found this story to be deeply moving and very compelling. The characters and the setting and the situations are unique and beautifully created by the author. I was very involved in this story from beginning to end, and I was rooting for the protagonist...she broke my heart and she inspired me.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Five StarsBy Just AsheGood read Rosemary is fifteen and gloriously free, on her own for the very first time. Part of an exchange program for aspiring artists, she arrives in southern France with one goal: she doesnt plan to leave, ever. She wants a new life and a new identity. But her situation, crafted from lies big and small, is precarious. As Rosemary struggles to hide her lack of artistic talent and obvious communication disorder from her new family, she must ultimately choose whether or not shell tell the biggest lie of all, even if it means destroying the life of someone she cares about. From School Library JournalGr 7 Up-When she is 15, Rosemary fakes her way into an exchange program for aspiring artists in southern France. After submitting plagiarized works of art and documents that falsify her level of understanding of the French language, she is accepted. She's even duped her family; her overbearing, overprotective mother thinks that her daughter is just flying away to Phoenix. After she settles into her new host family's home, Rosemary has to figure out her next move. She claims to have laryngitis to avoid speaking in her not-so-fluent French, but how long can that last? Then a family from Texas befriends her host parents, and their attractive teenage son also happens to suspect that Rosemary isn't who she says she is. Rosemary has only ever attended an all-girls school, and she doesn't know how to act around guys, so her awkwardness adds to her difficulties. Her host mom, Sylvie, also becomes suspicious after she and Rosemary spend an afternoon painting and Rosemary's pieces lack the same feeling and skill as her program submissions. The plot stretches believability: Could Rosemary truly have boarded an international flight rather than a domestic one and spent the entire summer abroad without being detected? In addition, Rosemary experiences communication challenges that make it difficult for her to speak with ease in any language, and while it's refreshing that this doesn't define her, it's an element that isn't always easily integrated into the story. What works best here is the author's ability to evoke the feeling of being in France, with descriptions of the rooms, smells, and sounds, all adding to the artistic themes of impressions and impressionism. VERDICT Though the narrative is uneven, the novel's French setting and identity questions may draw YAs, especially aspiring artists.-Jessica Lorentz Smith, Bend Senior High School, OR A deeply unsettling portrait of love, psychological abuse, and the hell of good intentions. Kirkus s (Kirkus s)From the Back CoverRosemary is fifteen and gloriously free, on her own for the very first time. Part of an exchange program for aspiring artists, she arrives in sunny southern France with a single goal: she doesnt plan to leave, ever. She wants a new life, a new family, and a new identity. But her situation, crafted from lies big and small, is precarious.Desperate to escape haunting images from her past and a stage one helicopter parent, Rosemary struggles to hide her lack of artistic talent and a communication disorder that has tormented her all her life. She believes her dream of a new start will come true, until she unwittingly finds herself enveloped in a decades-old mystery that threatens to ruin her only chance for success. Determined to stay, Rosemary must choose whether or not shell tell the biggest lie of all, even if it means destroying the life of someone she cares about.Dramatic, heartwarming, and full of teenage angst,The French Impressionistperfectly captures the struggle of those who feel they have no voice, and also shows the courage it takes to speak up and show the world who we really are.