Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Jocelyn Loves This Book

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.

Jocelyn says:
"A touching, bittersweet novel told in the first person by a 5th grader with Asperger's.

Rose (rose) and her single Dad live in rural New York state and life changes for this intense, intelligent girl who loves homonyms when her father brings home a stray dog she names Rain (rein, reign).

My little review doesn't do it justice- really a great mid-grade book I'll hand sell a lot this season.


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