Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Published: 2014, Feiwel & Friends
Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary
Where are you, Rain?
My heart starts to pound.
Two, three, five, seven, eleven, thirteen.
The most important things according to Rose Howard are following the rules, homonyms, prime numbers, and her dog, Rain. Rose has Asperger’s Syndrome, which is a form of high-functioning autism. To make sense of her life, the things she enjoys become almost an obsession. Despite the fact that she has no real friends and a father is unable to cope with her needs, Rose has Rain and so is happy. So when Rain disappears the night of a particularly intense hurricane, Rose is devastated and puts all of her energy into finding Rain again.