“Rain Reign” by Ann M. Martin

Rose Howard, an 11 year old girl diagnosed with high-functioning autism, lives her live thinking about homonyms, prime numbers, and rules. One day, her father, Wesley, came home with a dirty, muddy, blonde dog with no identification, and gave it to Rose. Since Wesley found the dog in the rain, Rose decided to name her new dog Rain. As a bonus for Rose, the name Rain has two homonyms, reign and rein. Rose’s strict routines go on until one day, on the news, a reporter says that a super-storm is heading to their town. This immediately throws Rose into a panic and a frenzy.

A storm is brewing, doors have been left open, and dogs have been lost. Read Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin and you’ll read a brilliant, hopeful, and heartwarming story about a search for a beloved dog.

Recommended by S.C.



My name is Miss Jessica and I am so excited to welcome you to the Berwyn Public Library’s Middle School Minds Blog! I have started this blog as a space for our middle school volunteers to share their recommendations for books, movies, music, and even video games. I hope that by sharing what they love, it may inspire others to try something new or share their favorites.

Each blog post will have a link to our catalog entry for the recommended item. For example, if I wrote a post about Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants, you can click that title and go straight to our website and place a hold on it, or see if it is on our shelves. (For more information about how to access your online account, please come into the library and we’d be happy to help). And yeah, that means we have not only books, but movies, music, and video games to check out! Didn’t know that? You should visit us and explore all the wonders BPL has to offer!

If you have any questions please let us know! You can email jbrown@berwynlibrary.org, call (708)795-8000 extension 6306, or come in and visit us at the second floor Youth Services desk.

For more information on middle school volunteering, please visit this page, fill out this application, or contact us in the ways listed above.

Happy reading/listening/watching/playing!