Eleven-year-old Rose is autistic and struggles to understand her classmates. But when her father gives her a stray dog, which she names Rain, the dog becomes her best friend, her anchor in a confusing world. So when Rain goes missing during a storm, Rose refuses to stop looking for him…A touching story from the beloved author of The Baby-Sitters Club.
Selected for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club in April 2016
“If you can read, you’ll love this book… The deftness with which Martin renders Rose’s life is admirable. Don’t take it anywhere you wouldn’t want to have a sudden burst of tears.”
“A riveting, seamless narrative in which each word sings & each scene counts.”
“Hopeful, but it’s also incredibly heartbreaking.”