Rules of Rain by Leah Scheier

Rules of Rain

A dramatic new novel about the bond between a teen and her twin brother.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 an...

Details Rules of Rain

TitleRules of Rain
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherSourcebooks Fire
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance, Family, Realistic Fiction, Fiction

Reviews Rules of Rain

  • C.G. Drews
    This was like 50% enjoyable and 50% I sort of wanted to eat a brick wall. It was just frustrating and while I think a lot of the story meant to be that way (hey every plot needs tension!) I ended up feeling really ticked off. And a bit insulted at how it treated autism. But HEY. Rain is a huge foodie and runs a blog (!!) so there was lots to connect to here.+ It was actually really addictive to read!I was invested in the characters and I totally ...
  • Lindsay
    3.5 stars. This was a touching and endearing story about sibling love and loyalty. Rain and Ethan are sixteen-year-old twins who live with their uninvolved mother. Ethan has autism and Rain, his culinary-obsessed twin sister, has been his protector and caregiver from as far back as she can remember. She understands Ethan more than anyone else and is devoted to keeping his world as comfortable and uncomplicated as possible. Her love for Ethan shin...
  • Sophie
    I’ve been given an ARC by Sourcebooks Fire via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.4,5 to 5 starsWhen I read Sourcebooks Fire Editorial Manager Annette Pollert Morgan’s note it said:“At Sourcebooks, we talk a lot about how books change lives. (…) We are passionate about finding narrative with authentic teen voices that create -and validate- the teen experience in all its diversity. We’re looking for dynamic storytelling that eng...
  • Ashley (5171MilesBooks)
    Read this review and many others at: 5171 Miles Book Blog.Many thanks to Netgalley and SourceBooks for the chance to read and review this novel.Leah Scheier's upcoming release Rules of Rain explores family relationships in one of the most interesting ways I've experienced as a reader. The main character, Rain, has grown accustomed to taking care of the needs of her family members, especially those of her twin brother, Ethan. Rain has managed to k...
  • ilsa ➹
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ahem. I mean...Rules of Rain is this perfect little book that I flew through in a matter of 2 hours, had my interest from the 1 st page, and has all the FEELS, SQUEALS, and meals. Because Rain is a cook and has a blog! HELLO to relatable. Look I bake rarely, but blogging! And while these aren't major themes it's so great to see characters with a bit more pizazz and originality in them! l i k e s -Rain's development. At the beg...
  • Thamy
    I love the books Sourcebooks Fire releases, and this time wasn't so different. I fell in love with the story in the beginning and I suspect I won't forget it so easily. But there were some flaws that got in the way a bit too much. So 3.5 but rounding down to 3.This is the self-discovery story of Rain, whose twin brother has autism. Thanks to that, her life has always been programmed around him, to make sure he was okay and not overload her mother...
  • Inge
    I've fallen into a bit of a reviewing slump so apologies that this review is very subpar and scarce. Although, truthfully I don't have an awful lot of thoughts about Rules of Rain. The most occurring thought was simply: meh?While I loved the parts where Rain shared all her little food quirks, I found it very hard to truly like her. I thought her point of view was quite warped, especially when it came to how her brother should be treated (e.g. tal...
  • Lorna (fictionalflowerday)
    I received a electronic copy of Rules of Rain from SOURCEBOOKS Fire through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I really wanted to like Rules of Rain by Leah Scheier... I really did, but I couldn't. This book nearly put me into a reading slump after I set it down. Overall, I felt very so-so on this book. Rules of Rain tells the story of Rain and Ethan, who are twins. Rain feels an immense responsibility to take care of Ethan partially be...
  • Curious Reader
    Rain...(that's a beautiful name) takes care of her autistic twin brother, Ethan (such a sweet character). Their parents are divorced and they live with their mother.Rain's friend Hope likes Ethan. Rain has a crush on Liam. They finally start dating each other. And Ethan and Hope also starts spending time with each other. It's always that Rain was kind of a part of Ethan's life. When she finally gets time off from Ethan's life, things start to get...
  • Angel
    "Because it's exhausting to be different. Especially when you know that you can never stop pretending." 3/5This review can also be found on my blog!I guess this is this month's first spontaneous read! Leah Scheier's Rules of Rain drew me in with its intriguing synopsis and-surprise, surprise-pretty cover. Told ya I'm a sucker for those.Rules of Rain revolves around a teenage pair of twins, Rain Serenity and Ethan David. (I know, I know. "Rain ...
  • Jennifer
    Rules of Rain is the story of Rain and Ethan. They are twins but Ethan has austism and Rain is his voice/rock. This is a beautiful book about siblings, love, understanding and growth and I think the author did a fantastic job.Rain is our main character. She runs a foodie blog and spends a lot of her time taking care of her twin brother, Ethan. Ethan has Autism and he no longer attends public school so Rain and their mother is all his social group...
  • Anne
    I loved this YA novel about twins, Rain and Ethan and their quirky family life. Rain has always taken care of Ethan who has autism and has been bullied enough that he is now home-schooled. When Rain's best friend, Hope declares her crush on Ethan, Rain know she must work even harder to protect them both from heartbreak. But does Ethan need Rain's help as much as she thinks he does, or is he making progress dealing with his emotions; will she have...
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  • Tabby
    If I was able to give this book more than 5 stars, there still wouldn't be enough stars to give this book!!!
  • Alison
    I give this book a 3.5. I liked it, and I enjoyed it, but I didn’t completely connect with them. Not sure why, I just didn’t. I liked rain and her brother, and appreciated that brother sister relationship. But I didn’t like the end at all, I feel like after the party I disliked it even more. I hate I wasted my last credit on it :(
  • Sarah
    I was expecting this to be a story about Rain and her relationship with her brother, Ethan, who is autistic, but it was so much more. This is a story about friendship, love and support. It is about the way we act to protect those we love. It is about the bad choices that teenagers sometimes make. It is a bout letting go of control and trusting others to help carry the burden. Well written and full of heart, this story had more depth to it than I ...
  • Shane
    I really loved Leah's previous novel, Your Voice Is All I hear. Her writing and ability to pull me into her story motivated me to read her latest, Rules of Rain. Sadly, this novel didn't captivate me as much as the last, but it was still an interesting story nevertheless.I liked the bond between Rain and Ethan, and how hard she tried as a sister to care for him. But then there were things I didn't like about her when it came to him. For instance,...
  • Kael
    UGH so many feelings!! This was almost everything I wanted. This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2017. The synopsis automatically made me think, (view spoiler)["TEEN PREGNANCY!", (hide spoiler)] which for some reason excites me. I think the subject is my guilty pleasure haha. But, it didn't play out like I'd hoped. Sorry, this review has a lot of (marked) spoilers- pretty much all my dislikes are spoilers. l i k e s Rain & EthanI loved th...
  • Sandy
    What can I say about this novel? There were parts that I really loved and enjoyed, and then there were sections that irritated the crap out of me and for the life of me, didn’t make sense. Rules of Rain did have a lot of things happening inside its pages though. The character of Rain annoyed me for the most part. Rain has a twin brother Ethan who is autistic and in Rain’s world, helpless. Rain feels she needs to be his shadow and she feels sh...
  • Lali
    I’ve been given an ARC of this book in exchange of my honest review.The story begins with Rain's posts on her blog and then you get a glimpse of Ethan's world by his journal. The beginning is like any other a slow burn so you can get to know your characters and their personalities.Halfway through the book and I still can't connect with Rain, she's just too selfish for me and it's a struggle to keep seeing her point of view. Her twin brother has...
  • Krutula
    Warnings: ableism, major character in medical distress, violence, bullying Since the blurb is pretty much self-explanatory, I'll jump right to it. This is a story about a neurotypical girl having an autistic brother and how her life is set by rules that she creates in order to care for him. But their relationship is based on her caring for him, and always being what he needs, which means that she doesn't entirely treat him like a brother or her t...
  • Olivia Farr
    3.5 starsI had some mixed feelings about this book. "Rules of Rain" follows Rain and her autistic twin brother, Ethan, through a tumultuous time. The twins have lived with their mother for several years after their parents' divorce when they were young. Their parents do not get along, and this causes some tension for the twins, particularly Rain, as she feels forced to take a side. It seems like everyone is starting to have some direction for lif...
  • Sherry
    This is the first book by Leah Scheier that I’ve read, but it won’t be the last. In fact, I’m going to have to get my hands on her previous novel, because I enjoyed this one a lot.Rain has always taken care of her autistic twin, Ethan, helping him navigate the world when he needed it. That’s her role in her family: responsible caretaker, always negotiating crises and in control. Even her cute new boyfriend, Liam, has to come second to Eth...
  • Alexina
    Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks for an ARC of "Rules of Rain!"Summary: Sixteen year old Rain has always taken care of her family, especially her twin brother, Ethan, who has Autism. She has very specific rules for Ethan and very specific ways of comforting him during his darkest periods. But things start to change and Rain has to learn that, maybe, it isn't her job to protect everyone else. Sometimes you need protecting yourself.Opinion: L...
  • Brittany
    *I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*I loved this story and found that I really connected with Rain. I know what it is like to feel like someone depends on you and then how it is difficult to cope with them not needing you anymore. It is a bit disorienting and can result in feelings of anger and jealousy. I feel like the author took exactly how I felt and put it into words. This story was beautif...
  • Dalila Tominaga
    (Disclaimer: I couldn't make it through this whole book. I did a bad book thing and skipped ahead because I was tired of what I'll explain below.)Two stars is a tad gracious for this book. If I could give it one and a half stars I would. Yes, it had good attributes to it, but the bad greatly outweighed them. For one thing, it didn't have very believable characters outside of Ethan. Rain seemed very self-absorbed (yes, she cared a lot about Ethan,...
  • Kathy
    4.5 stars.Rules of Rain by Leah Scheier is a heartwarming and poignant young adult novel.Rain Rosenblatt has always protected and taken care of her twin brother, Ethan, who is autistic. Now sixteen,  both siblings find romance which unexpectedly throws their relationship into a bit of turmoil. Rain is surprised to discover that her crush, Liam, returns her feelings and their relationship is off to an awkward but promising start. At the same time...
  • Indra
    I really liked Ethan and his story, but kinda hated Rain a lot of times. It's hard because I understand her, I get why she acts like she does. The way Ethan avances and changes so suddenly in front of her eyes, how he suddenly doesnt need her the same way he did before. It must be hard. But she disrespected him all the time, didn't consider his wishes, she just didn't want to accept that he simply didn't need her so much anymore. I don't like the...
  • Maryalice
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The connection between twins can be unique. Add into the mix one twin has autism, and the dynamics are even more complicated. Rain's entire life has revolved around her brother and helping him navigate the world. She has been Ethan's voice and rock for so long that she knows no different. Now teenagers, Rain and Ethan are beginning to grow into thems...
  • Teresa Kander
    This is a great study of family relationships, particularly involving an autistic child/sibling. Rain and her twin, Ethan (who is autistic), have a relationship more entwined than most twins, as she feels responsible for taking care of him, even now that they are teens. She has found inventive ways to help her brother live a life where he feels more at ease, she cooks special foods for him, and protects him from bullies. Their father has been mos...