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Rules of Rain

Rules of Rain, by Leah Scheier, starts off with a 16 year old girl named Rain. Rain has another half of her, her twin brother Ethan. Ethan is autistic and has to be homeschooled by his mother. Rain thinks of Ethan almost as a child. She has built her entire life around him and taking care of him. You can understand why though. Ethan must have everything exactly timed even for the smallest things. Night runs have to be timed exactly at 4:00, all the food he eats must be cooked by Rain herself. Since Rain is so focused on her brother, although she is in high school, she doesn’t have any idea on what she is going to do with her life. But, one day, when Rain’s best-friend decides to date Ethan, she has to start her own life, and do things for her own motive. She moves on to her life, but wrecks chaos for herself as she does. Watch as Rain decides how to handle her life, and figuring out out what to do.

Rules of Rain, left me with every single emotion at the end of the book. I cried during the saddest parts, I blushed when it seemed awkward, I laughed at the jokes, and so much more! Leah Scheir showed emotion from a high schooler’s point-of-view. Rain’s emotion was described so well, my heart ached when hers did. Rules of Rain, had me sobbing and laughing like an idiot all at the same time.

Grade Level:

- Suggested: 7th-9th

- Advanced: 6th-7th

Genre: Realistic-Fiction, Romance

Key Elements: Autism, Maturity, Selflessness

Possible Themes: Growing how to be less protective, taking care of others before yourself

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

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