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Naked in the Rain

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They seem like opposites: River's a troubled teen who loves to fight; Brian is a piano prodigy who attempted suicide. But together they forge a bond beyond anything they imagined.

River and Brian run away with dreams of escaping their abusive homes and exploring the world. But reality hits as they wander the streets of Los Angeles: no money, no food, nowher
Paperback, 469 pages
Published January 15th 2007 by Crooked Hills Publishing

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I loved this story, even though my mind was in a whirlpool, my heart broken, and my stomach all in knots. Child prostitution is a very heavy subject to explore in fiction. No child should endure what Brian and River have gone through. The two boys meet in a mental institution, forge a bond, and rather than return home to severely dysfunctional families, they take to the streets and make their way to L.A. where a wealthy older man, Grant Nesbit, picks them up, feeds, clothes and shelters them whi ...more
I had mix feelings about this book. The characters were very real and likeable or hateable. Yet, the subject of the book was very hard to handle.

The story followed two young boys, Brian and River. They meet each other in a mental institution and decided to run away together. They went out to Los Angeles together and managed to be discovered by a prostitution house. Brain and River fall in love and they each explore their own sexuality through each other, their clients, other prostitutes and thr
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It came today *squeaks* finally I can read this book *bounces* I'm beyond happy !!!!! .....
This is such a powerful novel! I'll admit that I was hesitant to read this book at first because the subject
matter is unsettling and makes me queasy. It's a book about the exploitation of the very young thru prostitution, yet it 's more than that. We first meet Brian & River at a mental institution, two young boys with seemingly nothing in common. Brian is a piano prodigy who is highly intelligent and River is a hot-tempered,and always ready to fight. These two boys connect somehow, maybe it
A great book. Not an easy reading, because of the difficult subject. The beginning, first 50 pages, were a bit slow, but once past that, I couldn't put it down. I read it in a few days and loved it. A lot of it is sad and heartbreaking and upsetting, but there is also a lot of beauty in the story, mainly in the 2 young characters and the love they share. I completely fell for them and the bond they have.
The author did an amazing job in portraying the relationship that comes to develop between a
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I couldn't put this book down...I learned a lot from this book...enjoyed the love story and also finding a lot of the story sad, yet very intriguing. I also enjoyed the way that each chapter began with a quote usually from a Cure song...I cannot wait to read the sequel Afterglow when I get a chance to purchase it!!
Monique Mae
I love this book so much. I had to read Afterglow after i finished it. Then i made my friends read it. One of my friends said that it changed her life. It's such a powerful book.
Amazing. Keep writing Eowyn.
It took some time to reconcile the ages of the main characters [not that it bothered me from a moral perspective, more the fact that they were written much older than they actually were!] but otherwise, a true and honest portrayal of what on the streets, and in the company of the wrong people can turn into. I have just picked up the sequel ..... a whopping seven hundred plus pages! It will be interesting to see where Eowyn takes the boys next!
a bit graphic and gritty at times but that's life, isn't it?
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"Naked in the Rain" is the award-winning debut novel from Eowyn Wood. In addition to her work as an author, she performs editing for Crooked Hills Publishing and works at a non-profit AIDS organization. She
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