Author: Ann M. Martin
Length: 240 Pages
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Reading Ram Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Rose Howard loves homonyms, prime numbers, and following the rules. She loves homonyms so much, she even named her dog Rain (Reign) a homonym, and is delighted that her own name is a homonym. She lives in a small town, and her father work at the J&G Garage down the street. Her uncle also lives in town, and drives Rose to school every day. She's different from the other students at her school. She needs an aide. Nobody else in fifth grade does. One day, Rose learns of a gigantic hurricane that is going to hit right in her town. The night of the hurricane, while Rose is asleep, her father lets Rain out, but not back in. When she gets up in the morning Rain has vanished. Where is her precious dog? If she's even still alive!
This story was so sweet and well written, I really felt sorry for Rose when all the other kids in her class made fun of her and mocked her openly. Rose has autism, and she is treated differently by everyone else, even her father. The reason I gave this book 4.5 out of 5 stars was because whenever Rose was talking or thinking, the homonyms in the sentence were in parenthesis, and it was soooooooooooo annoying to read. So, it was still a really great book, but that part jsut bugged me a lot. You should really try this book out in your free time!!!!!!