Rain Shadow

Rain Shadow

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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.

Award-winning author Valerie Sherrard revisits the world of The Glory Wind in her new historical novel.

Publisher: Markham, Ontario :, Fitzhenry & Whiteside,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781554553419
Characteristics: 150 pages ;,19 cm

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ECiriello May 20, 2016

An excellent quick read. Bethany is a very sympathetic character without making us feel sorry for her. The title fits!

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muffinpopcorn
Apr 12, 2015

Bethany is different , she has one leg shorter than the other and doesn't learn like her 14 year old sister does. Her " perfect " sister Mira , 2 years older than her , calls her retard sometimes. Then the strangers stop at their house and Mira gets sick and everything changes forever . Bethany's world is turned upside down and Bethany starts to wonder if there will ever be a place that feels like home again.
This is an excellent story and couldn't put it down till I finished it .

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