Feb 2, 2015

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin


Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She’s thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose’s rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone understands Rose’s obsessions, her rules, and the other things that make her different – not her teachers, not other kids, and not her single father.
When a storm hits their rural town, rivers overflow, the roads are flooded, and Rain goes missing. Rose’s father shouldn’t have let Rain out. Now Rose has to find her dog, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places to search.
Hearts will break and spirits will soar for this powerful story, brilliantly told from Rose’s point of view.


Rose has a form of autism, she's quite intelligent, but she's not like the other kids in her class. Rose is obsessed with homonyms and her favorite is Reign, Rain. That's because Rose has a dog and his name is Rain. Her father's brought him home one very wet night when he came back from his favorite bar. Rain is Rose's best friend and she's lucky to have him. When her father's at home the atmosphere is usually quite tense, he has no patience and he doesn't understand his daughter very well. Her mother has left and it's only the two of them, but he rather spends time at the bar than at home. Fortunately Rose had a friendly uncle who's looking out for her as much as he can. As long as she has him and Rain she'll be all right. 
Rain Reign is a beautiful story about a wonderful girl. I loved the way her mind works. Her life isn't very nice though. She's so different from her classmates and it isn't easy for her to make friends. Her father isn't kind to her and she has to do a lot of the household chores. She can only be a child when her uncle is around. I felt so sad for her and still she's brave and she tries to keep going. When something awful happens due to which her life is about to change a lot Rose is brave enough to do the right thing. That was amazing to see and it warmed my heart. This story is so pure and beautiful. It's filled with love and hope and it's a wonderful read. 


I bought this book for myself a few weeks ago.

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