RAIN (Reign)by author Ann M. Martin. Rose Howard is interested in homonyms, numbers, schedules and rules. Her father, teachers and friends, not understanding her obsession, react often with anger and derision. Her one sure comfort is the companionship of Rain, a dog.
When a mega-storm demolishes much of the town, Rain vanishes, Rose has to leave her routines and safe places to go and find him. “Hearts will break and spirits soar for this powerful story, brilliantly told from Rose’s point of view,” states a reviewer. In addition to young readers, I believe teachers and others who work with youth who have unusual learning styles will appreciate this book from Newberry Honor author Ann M. Martin. Reviewed by Viola Nixon