Rain (Hudson #1)
Growing up in the ghettos of Washington, D.C., the cards are stacked against a hardworking dreamer like Rain Arnold. Rain has fought to be the best daughter she can: she studies hard and gets good grades; she helps her mother cook...more
I admit it.
The only reason I purchased a copy of this book was to see how well a black lead character would fare in V.C. Andrews-land. I'll also admit that I'll be reading the next two as well. Yes, I'm a glutton for punishment.
I should have known better than to expect anything than trite stereotypes. Rain Arnold, hardworking black girl from the ghetto (Point of Fail #1: Why are all black people assumed to be from the ghetto? Didn't anyone ever watch The Cosby Show?) with a lo ...more
Die junge Rain Arnold wächst in einer Armensiedlung namens The Projects auf. Ihr Bruder Roy ist älter, ihre unbändige Schwester Beni jünger und ihr Vater ist ein Taugenichts. Allein ihre Mutter arbeitet Tag für Tag als Aushilfe im Supermarkt, um die Rechnungen bezahlen zu können. Eines Tages, als ihr Vater sich verplappert, erfährt sie, woher sie wirklich stammt: Aus einer reichen Familie, die die Schwangerschaft ihrer Tochter vertuschen wollte…
Unverkennbar Andrews, ab ...more
I picked up this book just to have a glance at what it might be about and then found myself wanting to know it all.
An enjoyable read about a girl, Rain, who is raised in the ghettos and just about destroyed in the ghettos had it not been for her mama. Her mama had a secret and she was not one to lie, however she held this secret in place until her drunkard husband let it all out.
Rain had always thought she was a little different but didn't know any better.
I started reading VC Andrews books in the 1991 and stopped about 2003.
I have read:
-Shooting Stars Series
-Broken Wings Series
As a preteen reading these novels was a rebellion and the gothic theme also seemed cool. I stopped reading this author because ...more
Rain has never really felt like she’s had a home. The book ‘Rain’ by V.C. Andrews tells the reader about one teenage girl’s life and her problems she faces throughout the novel. I think the theme of this book is that money or being rich can’t give love or a place to call ‘home’. The reason why I felt this was the theme is because she was sent to a newer and safer home, but she didn’t want all that. Instead she would rather live in her old home in the ghettos where she grew up and was loved by pe ...more
In Rain, a young black girl discovers that she is adopted and that her biological mother is white and very wealthy. After the somewhat sensati ...more
The problem wasn't that Rain was biracial or anything like that. T ...more
However, the characters are ...more
It was a well done story and it took me to read all ...more
Virginia Cleo Andrews (born Cleo Virginia Andrews) was born June 6, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia. The youngest child and the only daughter of William Henry Andrews, a career navy man w ...more