The Boy Who Made it Rain
It is not often that you find a book that you just cannot put down. The Boy Who Made it Rain is just such a book, and one of the most skilfully written that we have read in a long, long time.
Centring on the story of Clem Curran, whose life is turned upside down by a sudden move from Eastbourne to Glasgow, the book follows Clem and his friends and acquaintances, and their reactions. To what, though, is the question. This book is the ultimate page-turner, and while you might guess or have suspicions, nothing is confirmed until you turn that final page.
Conaghan writes so cleverly, expressing the different attitudes and dialects of each character, whilst managing to keep the text readable. He also provides a great insight into both the characters of the teenagers and the parents and teachers, without coming across as patronising or out of touch.
This is not so much a summer read as a must read – definitely up there with the modern classics, make sure you get your copy now.
The Boy Who Made it Rain is now available from Sparkling Books.