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Shouting at the rain

by Hunt, Lynda Mullaly,

Format: Print Book [2019]
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 16 copies
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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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It's a summer of change for Delsie when a longtime friend is drawn away into the orbit of a mean girl. Raised by her grandmother alone since her grandfather's death, Delsie lives in a small, tight-knit neighborhood on Cape Cod, where Grammy cleans guest cottages to support them. When someone asks Delsie what it's like to be an orphan, her apparent abandonment by her parents seems to matter as never before. On the other hand, a new kid with a chip on his shoulder gradually opens up to become a new friend she can count on. The first-person narrative clearly shows Delsie's heightened emotional state as she grapples with increasing doubts. But with Grammy's love and homespun wisdom, other supportive adults around her, and a reliable new friend, Delsie ultimately finds all she needs to become more self-assured. In addition to telling Delsie's story in an involving way, Hunt vividly portrays the underlying us-and-them mentality shared by locals in a seaside community that relies on outside visitors. As sweet and summery as lemonade.--Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Endearingly blunt, stubborn Delsie lives year-round on Cape Cod, where she watches game shows with her Grammy and eagerly consults her weather station. This summer, though, the storm that's brewing has nothing to do with the weather. Her friend Brandy has begun wearing makeup and made a new friend who doesn't hide her disdain for Delsie. In addition, everything about the island begins to remind her of the mother who abandoned her when she was little. Delsie finds strength and solace in her neighbors' kindness and a surprising connection with a new kid, Ronan, who is struggling with his own loss. In kid-friendly prose, Hunt (Fish in a Tree) balances Delsie's unfettered sense of adventure with her tweenlike insecurities. Socioeconomic disparity between Delsie and her wealthier friends is handled in a matter-of-fact way-it's apparent, but the author doesn't linger on it. The book's coming-of-age lessons about acceptance and friendship, though relevant, can feel didactic; Delsie makes some rather sudden revelations about what's really important in life. Still, her sweet desire for a family and her unexpected realization that she's had one all along make this story well worth reading. Ages 10-up. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Families -- Massachusetts -- Cape Cod -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Neighbors -- Juvenile fiction.
Weather -- Juvenile fiction.
Family life -- Massachusetts -- Cape Cod -- Fiction.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Neighbors -- Fiction.
Weather -- Fiction.
Cape Cod (Mass.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Cape Cod (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :[2019]
Language English
Description 278 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780399175152
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