Wednesday 16 September 2015

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

Book Blurb (from Goodreads):
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 daughter.

Just 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.

My Review
This is definitely a very interesting and unique book.  
Rain Reign is about a  girl called Rose with Asperger's syndrome. She lives with her dad and one day during a thunderstorm, he brought a stray dog back home. She named the dog Rain. Since then, Rain and Rose stick together all the time. However, Rose's dad let Rain out during another storm and she went missing. On the search for Rain, truths are unveiled. 
I definitely enjoyed reading this book. It had a unique protagonist and isn't typically a book I would read. I normally read fantasy books; however, this contemporary book captured my attention. I expected this book to also be kind of sad. I was right to some degree. There were some sad parts near the end, but it wasn't cry-your-eyes-out sad. Since this book was told out of Rose's perspective, she has an obsession with numbers, therefore there are numbers in every other sentence. There are a lot of facts to remember and found it kind of weird to have so many numbers in a sentence. 
Rose was a really sweet girl and a unique protagonist. The way how her brain is portrayed to process the world, is really interesting. She didn't understand the action of some people and seemed so innocent and mature at the same time. Rain was an adorable dog. I always imagined having a dog like Rain while reading. The other characters were also really well developed. 
Overall, the writing was also captivating and portrayed Rose's different thought process which I found very interesting. There were a lot of numbers, lists and facts which were a bit jarring in the writing. Allover, the story was enjoyable to read. Therefore, I give this book 4 out of 5 stars!

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