Right as Rain

Right as Rain

Book - 2019 | First edition
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"It's been almost a year since Rain's brother Guthrie died, and her parents still don't know it was all Rain's fault. In fact, no one does--Rain buried her secret deep, no matter how heavy it weighs on her heart. So when her mom suggests moving the family from Vermont to New York City, Rain agrees. But life in the big city is different. She's never seen so many people in one place--or felt more like an outsider. With her parents fighting more than ever and the anniversary of Guthrie's death approaching, Rain is determined to keep her big secret close to her heart. But even she knows that when you bury things deep, they grow up twice as tall."-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062652942
006265294X
Branch Call Number: JUV FIC Stoddard, L 2019
Characteristics: 296 pages ; 22 cm

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Tigard_HollyCP Mar 24, 2019

"And that's a fact."

Tigard_HollyCP Mar 24, 2019

"a one-and-only"

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Jul 09, 2019

A family reels from the loss of their son and decides to start over in NYC. Mom is a hustler and is moving ahead with a new job in brain research. Dad is a hider. Daughter Rain wants her family to be the one in four that stays intact despite the loss of a child. She is also a runner and she is only eleven. The new setting means lots of changes for Rain and we get to watch her navigate in an urban setting with much more racial diversity than she was used to in Vermont. I appreciated the ways adults around her support and encourage her through her community service, running and writing poetry. Her poems are wonderful. This is also the second book I have read this month where the main character is reading "The One and Only Ivan," so I really want to move that title up on my TBR list. This will definitely appeal to readers dealing with grief and loss. Highly recommended.

Tigard_HollyCP Mar 23, 2019

One of my favorite new authors! Between Just Like Jackie and now Right as Rain, I will definitely be following Lindsey Stoddard and looking forward to her new books. Very sweet story of a girl and her parents who are trying to make a new start after the death of her older brother. They move to NYC from Vermont, she makes friends, joins a track team, tries to keep her parents as 1 in 4 couples that remain together after the death of a child, raises money to save a local youth hangout, befriends a homeless man. So much packed into this sweet book.

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