Rain Reign

Rain Reign

Book - 2014
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Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312643003
Branch Call Number: J MARTIN
Characteristics: 226 pages ; 22 cm


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ArapahoeKati Mar 28, 2017

I read this in a single afternoon. I thought Rain was a well-drawn character and her Aspberger's was very well-portrayed. Highly recommend for fans of "Wonder."

Powerful story, engaging characters. You won't want to put this down. You'll be cheering for Rose even after the end!

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VaughanPLDonnalee Mar 27, 2020

This is a beautiful and moving book. It tells the story of a young girl named Rose, a fifth grader with high functioning autism. She is fascinated by homonyms and numbers. She also strongly believes in following the rules because that is the way she can understand the world. Rose constantly struggles to understand other people, and struggles to make them understand her, but she doesn't give up. Luckily she has an understanding uncle who really supports her. She also acquires a dog, Rain, who brings a lot of love and joy into her life. This story is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. Rose's convictions that she needs to always do the right thing is brave and inspirational. Rose does not get the understanding she needs from her raging, tormented father, but I had some sympathy for him as well. What help had he ever received and what coping skills had he ever learned? Overall I thought this was a powerful and lovely book. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Rose is a wonderful heroine and this book really promotes tolerance, compassion and integrity. Highly recommended.

Jul 30, 2019

I really enjoyed reading this book. I really recommend it for kids and teens

May 18, 2019

It's a beautiful book for young readers. Loved it <3

May 11, 2019

this is the best book ive read in my read in i just
love the book if you haven t read this book READ IT NOW!

I’ve read this multiple times and enjoy more and more! It was a great heartfelt read and really got me interested in homonyms

Jul 21, 2018

This was a great (grate) read (reed) and will appeal to kids who love dogs and especially those who love words and patterns like Rose (rows) does. Would make a delightful read (reed) aloud in a classroom and an opportunity for the listeners to spell out the homonyms that Rose finds in the book.

Nov 30, 2017

If you're a sucker for a tender story about the bond between a dog and owner then this is a great one to consider! Not only will this book quickly pull at your heartstrings but it also provides great insight into what it can be like to be a child with Aspergers.

Oct 18, 2017

I am a longtime fan of Ann M. Martin, and I consider Rain Reign one of her best books. Martin's writing is clear and concise, and her characters are vivid, realistic, and relatable. Autism is a topic that is close to Martin's heart, and she writes about it with sensitivity and a great deal of background knowledge.

This book is often compared to Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I find Martin's book superior to Haddon's in many ways: it is better researched, more realistic, and more enjoyable.

CRRLKids Aug 04, 2017

A tender read, Rain Reign is a great story for tweens exploring their own identity and exploring how to be themselves without the fear of being ridiculed or shunned for what makes them who they are. Rose's love of homonyms at times seemed like borderline obsession, but finding the right person, in this case her uncle, who encouraged he quirky interest, sparked a lot of self-confidence and enthusiasm to be herself. Also a great read for those with autism or those who would like to learn more about living with autism.

Jun 29, 2017

I like homonyms, but not as much as Rose Howard! Rose is eleven and has high-functioning autism. In addition to homonyms, she enjoys prime numbers and rules. Her teachers, classmates, and her own father just do not understand her. The only ones who do are her Uncle Weldon and her dog Rain.

As I read this book, I felt many emotions, from sadness, anxiety, and anger to happiness. There were many times throughout the book that I really wanted to punch Rose’s father. I also found myself wanting to hug her, because even though her home life was terrible, she perservered and ended up making a very brave and selfless decision!

I would recommend Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin to anyone! I feel that the author does a phenomenal job a writing from the perspective of a tween on the autism spectrum. Readers will find themselves cheering for Rose as she struggles to understand a quite confusing world.

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