Shouting at the Rain

· Sold by Penguin
4.4
10 reviews
Ebook
288
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About this ebook

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have.

Delsie loves tracking the weather--lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She's always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she's looking at their life with new eyes and wishing she could have a "regular family." Delsie observes other changes in the air, too--the most painful being a friend who's outgrown her. Luckily, she has neighbors with strong shoulders to support her, and Ronan, a new friend who is caring and courageous but also troubled by the losses he's endured. As Ronan and Delsie traipse around Cape Cod on their adventures, they both learn what it means to be angry versus sad, broken versus whole, and abandoned versus loved. And that, together, they can weather any storm.
4.4
10 reviews
Laurel Decher
June 6, 2021
I loved this book. It's so gooooooood. :) It made me want to be Delsie or be Delsie's friend and go on adventures all around Cape Cod. As always, Lynda Mullaly Hunt delivers the goods when it comes to friendships. The challenge of losing a friend was so well done and the slow joy of discovering a new friend was so true and satisfying. I loved Granny, the family next door, and the neighbor with the heart of gold. The adults in this book aren't perfect. That's part of what makes them inspiring role models and encouraging mentors. And excellent friends. What I liked most about this book? The challenges and joys are exactly the right size for 9 to 12 year olds. Highly recommended!
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Not a bad book at all -- excellent grandmother, very eccentric and delightful chosen family of neighbors. Wild, barefoot Delsie is starting to want to know more about her absent mother (left because ...
Third-party review
Note: mild spoilers ahead in this review. Delsie is looking forward to another carefree summer on her home base of Cape Cod, but two new children on the Cape bring unexpected changes. 'Mean girl ...

About the author

Lynda Mullaly Hunt is the author of New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree and Bank Street Best Book One for the Murphys. She's a former teacher, and holds writers retreats for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children, impetuous beagle, and beagle-loathing cat.

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