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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.

Paperback, 240 pages
Published on January 2, 2018 by Square Fish
ISBN-10: 1250073979
ISBN-13: 9781250073976
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  • ezmar3112
    ezmar3112Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 8:18 am44 stars
    So far it is totally awesome! I don't see why all the kids think she's weird. I even started saying homophones! I don't like her father at all. Her uncles is an alright guy though. I'm a little more than half way done. The author did an amazing job writing this book.
    • diamondkid
      diamondkidFriday, January 16, 2015 at 5:41 pm
      Really good book!!!
      • crazyberry
        crazyberryFriday, January 16, 2015 at 5:25 pm
        i want to read this !
        • dureal
          Ms. WatsonWednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:09 am
          The book is fine for for a fifth grader, it will make them think and not skim over words.
          • redheadperson22
            redheadperson22Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 12:10 pm22 stars
            What I thought of it: Well I really wasn't expecting it to be that great. And I was right. It wasn't extremely interesting. Also, her dad seemed unrealistically insensitive. I mean if he knows his daughter is sick, then he should understand why she behaves the way she does, and not have unrealistic expectations for her. Not to mention the fact that he had anger issues. Overall, it was disappointing.
            • damnar120
              damnar120Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 3:19 pm
              I have read this a million times
              • frankiebaby
                frankiebabyThursday, December 25, 2014 at 9:26 am
                i have never read it
              • yayacreekside
                yayacreeksideFriday, September 19, 2014 at 6:20 pm55 stars
                This book is a quite sad story about a dog and her favorite friend Rose. She has autism. She will go through life changing experiences just to find her dog after the tragic hurricane.
                • creeksideyaya
                  creeksideyayaThursday, September 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm55 stars
                  This book is a great book and I love the author. If you like cari
                  • borntoswim
                    borntoswimSaturday, September 13, 2014 at 5:23 pmFeatured
                    "Rain Reign" is a sad but moving story. Ann M. Martin, the author is one of my favorite writers and all of her books are amazing. This one definitely didn't disappoint. Meet Rose Howard, a fifth-grader who is obsessed with homonyms, rules, and prime numbers. She lives in a small town with just her father and uncle, and suffers from sever autism. Due to her inability to interact well with other humans, her best friends is her dog, Rain, who her father found at the back of his pub one night. They live a quiet, content life, until a Hurricane Susan hits leaving total destruction in it's wake. Worst yet, Rain, her longtime companion is missing. But the hunt the finding her dog might lead to much more. The books starts out slow because the first part is mostly just background information, but after the hurricane hits it gets exciting so just stick with it. I have to admit the main character was a little annoying at first but she grows on you. Overall, it is a sweet story like "Out of my Mind" or "Wonder" that will leave you in tears.
                    • nancydrew963
                      nancydrew963Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 12:10 pm
                      "Rain Reign" is about a homonym-crazed fifth grader named Rose Howard. Rose lives in the tiny town of Hatford with her mechanic father, and hangs out with her uncle often. Though she doesn't have much, her most prized possession is her dog, Rain. She was a stray found by Rose's father one day and the family decided to keep her because she didn't have identification. Overall, this book was decent. I didn't like it so much because I thought the main character was a bit annoying with homonyms left and right (write), sprinkled in the book just like i just displayed. There are few mature themes involved in the story because the protagonist is an innocent, naive young girl, but there are mentions of drinking. i would recommend this book to kids in elementary school or early middle-schoolers.

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