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 Right as Rain
 Author: Stoddard, Lindsey

 Publisher:  Harper (2019)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 296 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 855878 ISBN: 9780062652942
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Grief -- Fiction
 Moving -- Fiction
 Running -- Fiction
 Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction

Price: $20.76

Summary:
Eleven-year-old Rain must adjust to a new normal after her brother dies and her family moves to New York City.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.60
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 501612
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 9.40
   Points: 14.0   Quiz: 76710

Reviews:
   Booklist (12/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 12/01/2018 It has been almost a year since that night, and Rain's family needs a new start in a totally new town. Rain's new neighbor and classmate, Frankie, is chilly at first, until Rain realizes she's taken the place of Frankie's best friend, Reggie, in her home, her classroom desk, and even her place on the track team. However, Frankie respects Rain as a runner and introduces her to Ms. Dacie, who runs a makeshift teen center. When she learns Ms. Dacie's funding has been cut, she puts all her efforts into a fund-raising project in hopes of ignoring the sorry state of her homelife: her mother pretends everything is OK, while her father can barely get out of bed, and Rain is weighed down by the fact that she's been keeping a secret since that night—the night her brother died. Stoddard has written a beautiful story about a resilient girl many readers will be able to relate to, and she gently hits on tough topics, such as death and divorce, in a tender and truthful manner. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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