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DOC Õ READER Rain Reign ✓ FREE » ANN M. MARTIN Þ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Rain Reign Author Ann M. Martin – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk 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 ROst 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 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 much bravely Such a read

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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 l 35 stars Review originally posted at Mostly YA Lit Check out my expectations of Rain Reign before reading A compelling character study of a girl with high functioning autism Rain Reign is a middle grade novel with a deceptively simple writing style When I first started the novel I immediately thought it might be a little too young for me Middle grade readers might feel the same but teachersparentslibrarians should encourage kids to stick with this one Rose the narrator and protagonist is fully developed with a completely authentic and uniue voice Rain Reign illuminated how it might feel to have Asperger's and made me really understand and sympathize with Rose's obsession with homonyms rules and prime numbersRose's dog Rain is almost a secondary character in this book Martin establishes Rain as the one source of unconditional love in the life of a pre teen with an alcoholic father who doesn't care about her a mother who left her classmates who tease and don't understand her and an uncle who is kind but is always being told to butt out Rose' obsession with precision in her words makes it easy to see Rain in your head from her descriptionsAs someone who has a pet it's hard to see how anyone wouldn't sympathize with Rose when Rain goes missing but the added element of Rose' need for routine and order just heightens the panic and distress What I took from this book is Rose' determination which lands her in hot water because of it makes her unable to see a rule broken without speaking out but also gives her the strength to doggedly sorry pursue Rain despite her own discomfort with social interactions What Rose does with what she finds out speaks to that loyalty and determination and is nothing short of inspiring If I have one criticism of this book it's that it's built for success there's no way you won't feel for Rose and want her to succeed There's no moment where you're not on Rose's side and as a reader I want a little complexityBut there's a lot to like in this novel Martin gives Rose a clever way of foreshadowing what will happen in order to keep momentum going and the way that Martin inserts homophones to sometimes mix and change a sentence will delight readers Bonuses 

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Rain ReignA 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 owne 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 timeThat'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 even tense 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 missing I 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