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THE RULES OF RAIN

THE RULES OF RAIN

By: SCHEIER, Leah

Young Adult, Forthcoming, Sourcebooks Fire, 2017

Rain has taken care of Ethan all of her life. Before she even knew what autism meant, she's been her twin brother's connection to the hostile world around him. She's always prepared--when her father abandons them, when her mother gets sick, when Ethan is tortured by bullies from school-- Rain is the reliable, stable one holding them all together. She's both cautious carer and mad chef, preparing customized meals for her family and posting crazy recipes on her cooking blog.  

Each day with Ethan is unvarying and predictable, and she's sure that nothing will ever change-- until one night when her world is turned upside down by a mistake she can't take back. As her new romance with her long-time crush and her carefully constructed life begins to unravel she discovers that the fragile brother whom she's always protected has grown into a young man who no longer needs her. And now, for the first time, she finds that she needs him.  

Reviews:

“Compellingly written…While Scheier offers no easy answers, she does give the best gift—hope. An affecting, well-crafted story that will stay with readers long after the final page.” – Booklist (STARRED review)

"A story of the human heart and the tortured mind. Jonah's plight will touch your soul."  – Tabitha Suzuma, author of FORBIDDEN

“[A]n intense portrait of the unpredictability of schizophrenia and the toll it takes on those close to those who have it.” – Publisher's Weekly

"YOUR VOICE IS ALL I HEAR is a startling story about, first love, mental illness and discovering who you are.... Fans of Rainbow Rowell and ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven, will fall head over heels in love with this story." – Dark Readers

"[A] raw and emotional story ... The writing is well researched, convincing, and poetic.  It sheds light and creates awareness.  Important subjects are beautifully handled." – Ava Ehde, VOYA Magazine