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I find myself sucked in to novels often with first person narration of the travails of a high functioning autistic kid, hoping the author will get it right , only to be ultimately underwhelmed by gimmickry, or gooey feel good ery Rain Reign, a presumably YA novel featuring 10 year old fifth grader Rose Howard from rural New York with a obsessive fascination for homonyms not homophones, there is a difference , a penchant for over strict adherence to the rules, and a dog named Rain yep, another homonym is another one of those gooey, fluffy books that will probably delight YA readers and parents particularly those interested in autism and Asperger s Syndrome, and books about dogs alike I didn t dislike this like I did the similarly themedCounting By 7 s but the story itself was just a little too flimsy and pat to fully embrace Ms Martin, though, does have her heart in the right place, and it s hard not to like a book that brings awareness to fascinating, brilliant kids like Rose I think my daughter who s 7 now, and high functioning autistic, and very close to possessing the patience for novel length books will probably see a lot of herself in Rose If it ll stave off even a few people kids or parents, including one parent who screamed at my daughter on a playground this past summer for accidentally knocking down her toddler, then laughing from calling her a retard , then Ms Martin has done her job. If you were thinking, Oh, I know Ann Martin I ve read her dog stories before I don t need to read this one Reconsider This book is a great reminder why Ann Martin is a legend Here she tackles high functioning autism, a struggling parent, a thoughtful uncle and, of course, a lost dog It all comes together in a heartbreaking tale of love, loss and small rays of hope and sunshine despite the rain.Comp Title Rules by Cynthia LordDear 2015 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Committee, I would like to nominate Ann M Martin for her lasting contribution to children s literature.Thank you for your consideration,Angela How in the world do due, dew you ewe even rate or oar review a book like this I can t even put the emotions I am feeling right write, rite now into words My head hurts right now from crying READ THIS A sweet, sad story told from the point of a mildly autistic girl who is misunderstood, tries every day to be who others want her to be, and loves her dog A great narrative voice. Before I read this book, I showed it to my 10yo and asked if he wanted to read it first, since it had just been given one of the ALA awards Now I m glad that he declined because he s halfway through another book I stayed up until the wee hours finishing this book, tense and sick to my stomach the whole time.That s not to say the book isn t good It s wonderful It s a very real portrait of a girl on the autism spectrum, her struggles at school, and the solace she finds in caring for her dog But if you grew up in the 1980 s like I did, you know that books with dogs on the cover can end very badly Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, literally ever other book with a dog written before 1995 So I was initially tense because I knew that if anything bad happened to her dog, Rose would be devastated Then I got eventense because of her dad, since he is mean to her, doesn t understand her condition, is bitterly and barely employed, and likes to leave her home alone while he goes drinking I really, super duper hated the dad I also barely liked her teacher and the aide who sits with her in class, and only liked one of her classmates This book was just a triple whammy in that you have a main character with a disability, a terrible family situation, and a beloved dog who goes missingI mean, it s just all kinds of tension But it did turn out all right in the end, though the ending was very different from what I d been expecting And I do think this is an important book, and not in a preachy way This is an excellent book to have a child read and then discuss with them They may have classmates or relatives on the autism spectrum, and this will give them insights into why they might do some of the things they do It s also a very suspenseful story, but in a way that kids can handle, and with a good ending I just don t think my 10yo is ready for it, because since our dog passed away he s very hypersensitive about dogs in books I will say that the dog lives, but I think the tension around the dog would be too much for him. I started and finished this book in one sitting Before the rest of the house was awake I couldn t imagine putting it down Rose is a girl I might have met, but this novel gave me a deeper peek into how she ticks and for this, I am very grateful to Ann M Martin Any title that helps a teacher think bigger, better,carefully about students that may come our way, is a true gift Rose may do a lot of things very differently She also does a lot muchbravely Such a read. .Book ♌ Rain Reign ♵ Rose Howard Has Asperger S Syndrome, And An Obsession With Homonyms Even Her Name Is A Homonym She Gave Her Dog Rain A Name With Two Homonyms Reign, Rein , Which, According To Rose S Rules Of Homonyms, Is Very Special Rain Was A Lost Dog Rose S Father Brought Home Rose And Rain Are Practically Inseparable And They Are Often Home Alone, As Rose S Father Spends Most Evenings At A Bar, And Doesn T Have Much Patience For His Special Needs DaughterJust As A Storm Hits Town, 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 Rose Will Find Rain, But So Will Rain S Original Owners Rose is very fond of her dog, Rain, whom her father found abandoned behind a bar one night Unfortunately, her father is often angry at her and at the dog, and during a big storm, he lets Rain out of the house without his collar on Rose tries very hard to find the dog, and when she turns up in a shelter with a microchip, Rose thinks that the right thing to do is to find the dog s rightful owners even though she loves Rain Add to this the fact that Rose is on the autism spectrum and is obsessed with rules, numbers and homophones, and her father doesn t deal with this well while her Uncle Weldon isunderstanding, and that adds a layer of complication to the story Strengths This is a very atmospheric book the writing really puts the reader inside Rose s head Rose s aide at school is explained very well, and students who have experience with students like Rose in their classes might be enlightened by this Weaknesses There are a lot of books now with characters on the autism spectrum, and some hold up a little better as interesting stories While this is a good character study, not a lot happens in the book, and the style makes the book a bit annoying to read. 5 stars It was amazing I learned a few new words and the dog didn t die yay I was pretty excited to read Ann M Martin s Rain Reign Martin s The Baby sitters Club books were a huge part of my childhood, I adored those books, but I hadn t read anything by her since I m glad to have now changed that I adored this book SO much.Rose is such an amazing, complex character She has Aspergers syndrome, as well as an obsession with homonyms and prime numbers She explains all of this to us as we read the story, which is from her point of view The relationship that Rose has with her dog Rain, who her father brought home one rainy night, isthan your average child pet relationship They have this really amazing bond that goes above and beyond a normal friendship, and I loved this bond so, so much.Rose s father was a difficult man to like Unfortunately he was not a patient person, and you have to have patience and understanding when you have a special needs child That doesn t mean that he didn t love her in his own way, and wanted to do good for her at times He just came across as very unlikeable for me Luckily she had her uncle, Weldon, who was amazing with her and I am so glad that Rose had such a wonderful person in her life.Having a niece with Autism and a nephew with Aspergers, I feel that I am pretty knowledgeable on the disability I was curious to see how Martin s character would be written She definitely did her homework, or has previous experience knowledge on the subject, because she hit the nail on the head with this character So many of Rose s characteristics were familiar to me, and I love that Martin wasn t just writing how she thought a character would be, this character was spot on for Aspergers I loved the storyline for this book It talks about a wide variety of things beside autism, including bullying, parental frustrations, love, loss and so muchI discovered the hard way that this is not a book that you will want to read in public The last few chapters had me in tears while I was waiting for my daughter s gymnastic class to end, and I had to stop reading the book a few times to take a breath and calm down.I love seeingandbooks come out that have characters with autism There are still SO many people in the world that are uninformed and do not understand this disability This is one great way to get information out and inform people.Overall Rain Reign has won a spot on my Top Ten Favorite Books of 2014 list And it totally deserves to be on that list I loved this book so much You must add it to your to read list, and read it as soon as possible Happy Reading