Rain Reign (Hardcover)

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Rain Reign is a dazzling book by Newbery Honor winning author Ann Martin (Doll People, Babysitter's Club) that you should not miss! Rose Howard is a brilliant, but socially awkward 12 year-old who is obsessed with homonyms and prime numbers. She is being raised by a single father who is unavailable to her emotionally and intellectually. Although her father and the kids at school don't understand Rose, her Uncle Weldon and her beloved dog Rain provide Rose with the love and structure she needs. When her father lets Rain out of the house during a storm, the dog goes missing and Rose has to figure out how to find her dog, even if it means she has to break out of her routines and safe places to do it. This is a heartbreakingly beautiful book about autism, family, acceptance and dogs. If you loved Wonder and Out of My Mind, you must read Rain Reign! Ages 9+

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A New York Times Bestseller!

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.

About the Author

Ann M. Martin is the New York Times-bestselling author of Rain Reign and many other award-winning novels and series, including the much-loved Baby-Sitters Club. She lives in upstate New York.

Praise For…

“Rose is a character we root for every step of the way. She is resilient, honest, and, in her own odd way, very perceptive; a most reliable narrator.” —The Horn Book, starred review

“Though Rose's story is often heartbreaking, her matter-of-fact narration provides moments of humor. Readers will empathize with Rose, who finds strength and empowerment through her unique way of looking at the world.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“Simplicity, clarity, and emotional resonance are hallmarks of Rose's first-person narrative, which offers an unflinching view of her world from her perspective . . . A strong story told in a nuanced, highly accessible way.” —Booklist, starred review

“Martin has penned a riveting, seamless narrative in which each word sings and each scene counts.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Newbery Honor author Martin (A Corner of the Universe) is extremely successful in capturing Rose's perspective and personality...” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312643003
ISBN-10: 0312643004
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Kushiel's Legacy