Rain by Paul May


Rain by Paul May

'They're not going to like me whatever I do ...' Rain has always lived on the road with her artist mum, Max, in their colourful old bus. She's never been that bothered about fitting in, or about finding the dad she's never known. All that changes when their bus breaks down, they put down roots for the first time - and Rain gets to go to school at last! But Rain hadn't reckoned on having to deal with the way kids at school treat anyone who is different. Will her friendship with fellow outsider Daniel be enough to help her stick at it?


This interesting book is about growing up and learning to live with being an outsider. It will appeal to teenagers who want something a little different -- Nicola Davies The School Librarian A very interesting and unusual storyline Teen Titles

's life. With a mother determined to flaunt the conventions of society and teachers who just don't seem to get the picture, staying true to herself may be the biggest hurdle. This defiant, unconventional girl is wholly compelling as she meets a fresh challenge with every turn of the page. Bravely confronting difficult emotions head-on, May provides an engrossing story throughout. Ages 11+ (Kirkus UK)'

About the Author

Paul May is a teacher and keen footballer with two children. His first book for the Transworld lists, TROUBLEMAKERS, was shortlisted for the inaugural Branford Boase Award Author lives: Suffolk

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256 pages
Interest Age: From 9


Paul May
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Publication date

1st May 2003



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