|aWho I am - a girl named Rose (Rows) -- My dog, Rain (Reign, Rein) -- The rules of homonyms -- Some things about my father, whose name, Wesley Howard, does not have a homonym -- When we got rain -- Who I wait for -- Why I don't ride the bus -- In my classroom -- Mrs. Leibler, who sits next to me -- Anders isn't following the rules -- When Rain went to school -- Some more about homonyms -- At the end of the day -- The storm on the weather channel -- Where we live -- How to get ready for a hurricane -- Waiting -- Storm sounds -- Rain doesn't come when I call -- Why I get mad at my father -- Rain's nose -- What must have happened -- Why my father gets mad at me -- I telephone Uncle Weldon -- How to look for a lost dog -- Someone calls me ma'am -- My story is such a sad one -- Riding with Uncle Weldon -- What to do when you think of a new homonym -- Empty space -- The good phone call -- The Happy Tail Animal Shelter in Elmara, New York -- What a microchip is -- What Mrs. Caporale says -- The thing I have to do -- Mrs. Kushel's helpful suggestions -- Where Rain used to live -- The general store in Gloverstown -- Found : blond female dog -- Parvani finds a homonym -- My father makes a mistake with pronouns -- Protecting rain -- What Mrs. Kushel says -- Good-bye -- The quiet house -- My father has an argument with his brother -- In the middle of the night -- What happened to my mother -- Hud Road -- Author's note.
|aRose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein) which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.
A New York Times Bestseller Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone understands Rose's obsessions, her rules, and the other things that make her different - not her teachers, not other kids, and not her single father.When a storm hits their rural town, rivers overflow, the roads are flooded, and Rain goes missing. Rose's father shouldn't have let Rain out. Now Rose has to find her dog, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places to search. Hearts will break and spirits will soar for this powerful story, brilliantly told from Rose's point of view.