5th grader Rose is struggling both at home and in school. She tells her story in a most engaging fashion, speaking directly to the reader and explaining just how her high-functioning Asperger’s brain works. As she details her obsessions with homophones and rules we begin to understand why she isn’t getting along anywhere. He dog Rain is her companion and her solace. When Rain disappears during a storm Rose and her father both begin to unravel. Rose’s methodical search for Rain leads to an unexpected outcome. Younger middle school students will love this book.
Date finished: July 25, 2014
Lexile : 720
Interest: grades 5-7
Publication date: October 7, 2014