The Boy Who Loved Rain by Gerald Kelly

the boy who loved rain, Gerald Kelly, Book Journey, TLC Tours

David and Fiona have one son Colom.  Yet no matter what they do, Colum, now 14, acts out at school and is desensitized when it comes to any sort of discipline.  David, who is a Pastor is adamant that Colom receive any counseling through the Church and that no outside help be administered.  Fiona, who just wants to help Colom is not so sure her husband’s ways are right this time.

As Colom continues to strike out as school, and have nightmares about a drowning sister although he has no sister, the walls feel like they are closing in on this family. David becomes more and more distant from his son and Fiona finds no other solution but to take Colom and run seeking shelter through the kindness of a friend… hoping perhaps distance from his father and from the school pressures will help Colom sort through what he is going through.

but how much of what is happening is Colom, and how much is David and Fiona’s own creation?

 

 

The Boy Who Loved Rain is a powerful read.  I was unsure picking this book up what I was in for…would I experience the slow destruction of a boy like in Nineteen Minutes?  Would I find the cold calculations of a child like in We Need To Talk About Kevin?

As it turns out, no, The Boy Who Loved Rain is an entirely different type of book and one that I enjoyed thoroughly.  Written in an almost lyrical way I like how this story unfolds from a family to individuals and it felt true to life.  Broken people just trying to get it right.  The book also brings up great discussion questions and I could not help but think that this would make for a good group read.

This book is a thought-provoking read.  I enjoyed spending time with it very much.

 

 

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Lion Fiction; 1st New edition (January 1, 2015)

I was able to experience this journey with Colom thanks to TLC Book Tours

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Posted on March 26, 2015, in Book Review and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. This looks like a really good book. There’s a mystery about the blurb surrounding the sister in Colom’s dreams that screams twister at me. I’ll have to add this one to see how the parents handle things being torn (pastors in books and movies tend to be very dominant and firm in decisions) and how that division affects Colom. Looks like a good choice. 🙂

  2. This looks like an edge of the seat type of book. I just added it to my “To read” shelf in Goodreads. It looks like a great read for a gloomy weekend.

  3. Hoping that I get to this one. Sounds very good.

  4. This sounds like a really interesting read. I was drawn to the review because of the title and now want to read it. Emma

  5. My interest piqued I’ll be certain to keep a look out for this one.

  6. Sheila, this does sound powerful, hauntingly so. Wonderful, concise review! 🙂

    I hope you and your readers will stop by soon for a special giveaway I’m honored to host!

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