Title: Shouting At The Rain
Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Age group: 10 – 12 years
Shouting At The Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt is a great book. I picked it up recently and enjoyed reading it.
Here is my review…
Delsie a 12-year-old, loves a good storm – except when the squalls are in her life. Her summer friend Brandy makes her feel devastated by leaving her for a new friend. Her mother left her years ago. She lives with her grandmother who won’t talk about her mother saying that it’s too painful.
When she meets crabby Ronan, the son of a fisherman, who is one of those typical people who put up mean fronts but are very nice and sweet underneath. She later realises that he is a compassionate and gutsy guy. He prefers to protect sea life instead of eating it. She finds out something else too. They both are lonely. They stand up to the cruelty and get into good and bad trouble. They both learn what it means to be angry versus sad, broken versus whole, and abandoned versus loved. I loved reading this book.
I like this book because it teaches us to be independent like Delsie and Ronan. It also teaches us to protect aquatic life. During tough times, Delsie never gave up.
The characters were so relatable. In a nutshell, this is a sad story where kids feel lonely and yearn for a families warmth. But every chapter sparks hope and makes you feel good. This book gets 3 stars. It is perfect for Middle Graders.
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