Mel Darbon

A YA BOOK OF THE YEAR - the Sunday Times Culture

A WORLD BOOK NIGHT choice for 2019 @WorldBookNight

Longlisted for the 2019 Branford Boase Award

Featured title for The 2019 Sussex Schools Big Summer Read


BOOK OF THE YEAR - Book Trust and The Reading Zone

Guardian - Book of the month - October 2018

Shortlisted for the 2019 Leeds Book Award in the 14-16 category

EmpathyLabUK choice for #ReadforEmpathy collection 2019


“A pure joy from start to finish, Rosie Loves Jack is a dazzling and dizzying narrative that remains with you long after reading it. Mel Darbon has created a character in Rosie who you will undoubtedly adore and written a book that you will undoubtedly love.”
Brian Conaghan, Carnegie Medal and Costa Book Award shortlisted author of When Mr Dog Bites and The Bombs That Brought Us Together

  “Brave, unique and optimistic, it’s like nothing I’ve ever read before.”
Fiona Noble The Bookseller

 "A beautiful story about love in the face of adversity. Rosie's journey to find Jack is as unforgettable as her extraordinary character and courage. Brave, unique and optimistic, it’s like nothing I've read before. A wonderful debut novel from a hugely talented writer.”
Liz Flanagan, critically-acclaimed author of Eden Summer