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Apple and Rain

by Crossan, Sarah

Format: Kindle Book 2015
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Summary
When Apple's mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels almost whole again. In order to heal completely, her mother will have to answer one burning question: Why did she abandon her? But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother's homecoming is bittersweet. It's only when Apple meets her younger sister, Rain—someone more lost than she is—that she begins to see things for how they really are, allowing Apple to discover something that might help her to feel truly whole again.From the author of the acclaimed The Weight of Water comes a beautifully-crafted, moving novel about family, betrayal, and the ultimate path to healing.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Fourteen-year-old Apple has one memory from early childhood: her mother leaving when she was three. Now, 11 years later, her mother, an actress, is back. Eagerly departing the home of the strict grandmother who raised her and moving in with her mother, Apple discovers she has a little sister, Rain, who is 10 and disturbingly convinced her doll is real. Apple then meets Del, a boy she regards at first as a nuisance but gradually comes to like. In the meantime, Rain can't go to school, where she is bullied because of her obsession with her doll, and so Apple must stay home to mind her sister while their scatterbrained, self-absorbed mother auditions. And then Rain goes missing, and it's up to Apple to find her if she can. British author Crossan (Resist, 2013) has written a sometimes too facile and predictable novel with, in the mother, a character who approaches stereotype. Nevertheless, her story is involving, and Apple and Rain are engaging, sympathetic characters. This one is for readers who dote on happy endings.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "What happens when you get the thing you've longed for, but not the way you pictured it? Apple Apostolopoulou has spent the last 11 years imagining her mother returning to the small English town where 14-year-old Apple lives with her grandmother. And then her mother reappears. Apple leaps at the chance to move back in with her mother, who is young and pretty, doesn't scold or forbid, and understands how abandoned Apple feels. Then Apple meets a previously unknown sister, 10-year-old Rain, who has a doll she believes is a real baby. At first needy Rain is an annoyance, but the more time the girls spend together-usually because Apple is stuck babysitting Rain while their feckless mother is out-the closer they get. Crossan (The Weight of Water) capably portrays Apple's mixed loyalties, the way writing poetry helps her admit her real feelings, and her burgeoning romance with a sweet and sensible classmate, Del. The ending, in which multiple dangers arise and are averted, is overly tidy, but readers, especially younger ones, will cheer for Apple and Rain. Ages 13-up. Agent: Julia Churchill, A.M. Heath. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing2015
Language English
ISBN 9781619636910