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2017 Nominee
Voted 6 out of 20

Rain Shadow

By Valerie Sherrard. Published in 2014 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Bethany knows that she is special. She doesn’t learn things as easily as her classmates do and that sometimes makes them mean to her. They call her names – including the really “bad” name. Even her mom and her sister Mira say unkind things at times. But Bethany has friends like her neighbor Mrs. Goldsborough as well as happy times with Dad when he gets home from work. And now, Mira has promised to protect her from the bullies when the new school year begins.Then tragedy strikes, tearing Bethany’s world apart in ways she could never have imagined, and she starts to wonder if there will ever be a place that feels like home again.

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9 thoughts on “Rain Shadow

  1. Westglen School

    I read “Rain Shadow” by Valerie Sherrard. It is very interesting and probably on of my favorite books now. I LOVED the way Valerie wrote this book so much, I would not change a single thing about this story. I can easily give this book 5 stars because it whenever Bethany had another problem she would deal with it and she just kept on going, and the book is very detailed and well written. I would recommend this book for everyone grades 6 and up because it is a bit more challenging and some younger kids might not get what is happening. Overall this is a great book and I definitely recommend reading it. -AJ

  2. westglen wildcats

    i would rate this 4 and a half because it is so good that i didnt want to put it down it was that good

  3. St.Jerome

    Very sad and touching but taught me to be strong I hope in the future there will be more books like t his so as a nation we will be strong and even in tuff times we will be brave

  4. Springbank Middle School

    I liked this book because it gave me a different perspective an opened me up to reading different genres.

  5. Westglen School

    I thought this book was really interesting, this book makes me want to read it over and over again. I would give this book 5 stars, i would recommend this book to people who love sad stories, that leave on cliff hangers, and like short chapter books.


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