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Homonyms, hurricanes and Asperger's in Ann M. Martin's 'Rain Reign'
Homonyms, hurricanes and Asperger's in Ann M. Martin's 'Rain Reign'

If Rose Howard's family was well off, she'd be a "special" girl who was considered smart and quirky by the teachers at her private school for children who have Asperger's syndrome. But Rose, the main character and the narrator of "Rain Reign" by Ann Martin, has a dad with a sometimes job in a garage and a career drinking in the nearby bar, so instead Rose is a bit of trouble. She disrupts her fifth-grade class, gets kicked off the school bus and bugs most everyone around with her obsession with homonyms and prime numbers. We readers, however, are meant to love Rose the way her uncle does and the way her dog, Rain (homonym Reign) does. And it would be...

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