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4.09  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Taylor Sullivan took her life for granted until she received news that would change her life forever. In a state of denial she met Kyle, who didn’t end up being what she expected. She wasn’t able to escape her new reality, but with his friendship, just maybe she could survive it.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Christie Cote (first published May 3rd 2014)
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Teresa Mary Rose
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I’m a bit torn as to what I want to say about this book. I feel like this story had so much potential, but there is something about it that keeps it from getting there. I liked the story as a whole and there was a lot about it I did enjoy, but there were also some things that bugged me.

Taylor is our main character whose world gets turned upside down. We meet Taylor right after her world is torn apart. She goes from having the perfect life to not kn
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The Book Spine
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rain is a really sweet read. After being approached by the author and reading the novel’s synopsis I must say I didn’t quite know what to expect but somehow I found myself intrigued enough by the possibilities that such ‘mysterious’ book description could contain to the point of needing to give it a try. It was an incredibly fast journey the one I took with this book, however not one I regret having.

Honestly speaking, there’s nothing in this book I can actually relate too (and for that I am than
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Tiffany Willams
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"It's funny how one life-changing event could make you forget what happiness felt like."

What would you do if you received life-changing information? Would you accept it and move forward? Would you cry and shut the world out? For Taylor Sullivan, these questions were going through her mind the day she heard the word "leukemia". She was weeks away from turning 16. She had a full life ahead of her. She was happy. She had great parents, an awesome best friend and a decent boyfriend. How could this h
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Elien
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, ya-books
This review and so much more on So Bookalicious

When Christie approached me with a request to read her book I did not really know what to expect. The short description was rather vague but it sounded mysterious of me to accept. And I am glad that I accepted her request! Otherwise I would have missed the chance to read this lovely book.

We meet Taylor at the moment that her entire life is turned upside down. Nothing is and never will be the same again in her life. Through this events she learns wh
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AmandaEmma
I received a copy in exchange for a review as part of a blog tour

This review was originally published on my blog Little Miss Reader

The summary is pretty vague when it comes down to what this book is actually about, but when you read the first chapter everything is revealed. I had no idea that this book was about a girl with cancer – and before you think The Fault in Our Stars, stop, this book is nothing like TFiOS, it’s great but please don’t compare it to it. The opening paragraph is so

beautif
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Paige
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Actual Rating is 4.5 of 5 Stars--Originally posted on Electively Paige

Can I just start by saying oh my goodness? Is that allowed? Round these parts in the bloggersphere I'm sort of in charge(who gave me that power, I'll never know) so I'm going to say it is.
I say this a lot, but I really truly mean it this time, based on the synopsis I had no idea what to expect. Nada. Zilch. Not a clue. Something compelled me to want to read it though, that fateful day I was browsing Facebook and there was an
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Shane
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was another story I went into blind. At the beginning, you're introduced to this sort of gloomy character, Taylor, and her just as sad mother. Instantly, I'm curious as to why they're so depressing and if there was a death prior or something. Turns out Taylor has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease that has basically changed her life along with her family forever. Once happy and carefree, Taylor's left with uncertainty of how things will work for her and whether she'll be able to ...more
Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
I enjoyed this book. It was a very quick read, though the subject matter isn't exactly light. Taylor is given some information that would be heavy for anyone, let alone a teenager. As she struggles with this life-altering situation, she also is forced to deal with typical teen struggles. The journey she takes while coping with this is certainly heartwrenching.

What I liked: Sadly, I think the way her boyfriend behaved was probably what a lot of teens would do in that situation. I'd like to think
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Amazeballs Book Addicts
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading Rain. Rain is a great YA read. It is a very realistic book. It is definitely on of my top favorite books.

Taylor should be worrying about planning her sweet sixteen birthday party, but instead she is battling cancer. Her best friend Liz stands by her side. Her boyfriend Austin seems to struggle with her being sick. Kyle the new guy from across the street in by her side through it all. Taylor meet Kyle when she is sitting in front of his house. He is easy to talk to. Kyle is a very
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Ashley Dombrowik
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! I’m the type of person that not a lot of books catch my attention, but this one did! I was able to get into it right away! Usually it takes me months to finish a book, even if it’s a good one. But this book I finished in 2 weeks! It was an easy read, chapters were short, and everything was easy to understand. The book is fiction, but once you read it, you feel like it could be a reality to somebody out there which is why I was able to picture myself as the main char ...more
kenzie ♫
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Taylor Sullivan is a normal soon-to-be-sixteen-year-old girl with a normal family and normal life -- well, except for one thing. She just found out she has cancer. Taylor's world is turned upside down with the news, and she wonders if her life will ever be the way it was before.

"I knew I couldn't hide from this.
It was in my body, not a monster in the closet.
No matter where I was or how long I kept my eyes shut,
it would still be there..."


When she returns to school the next day, Taylor's no
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Caroline
Aug 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, indie
This is a quick, not-too-heavy read despite it's serious subject matter. Taylor is just about to turn 16 when she is diagnosed with leukemia. She desperately wants to go back to before - before everything changed with that diagnosis. She doesn't want to accept it at first, and she doesn't even want to tell anyone about it - not her boyfriend, Austin, or her best friend, Liz. In that moment, she meets Kyle, a stranger - and she confesses everything to him. Sometimes it's easier to talk about your ...more
Tiffany
Aug 06, 2014 rated it liked it
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

**3.5 Stars**

I found Rain to be a very touching, emotional read. Taylor is within weeks of turning sixteen when she is diagnosed with leukemia. She experiences several heartbreaking emotions after learning she has this disease and when she meets Kyle, he is able to bring her comfort.

For the most part, I really enjoyed this story. Having had both my parents diagnosed with cancer (lung and ovarian) and after losing my dad two year
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We like it big book blog
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Melanie's 3.5 Star Review:

I am a true believer that people come into our lives at the right time for a reason. In Rain by Christie Cote, Kyle comes into Taylor’s life just when she needs him most.

What defined this book for me was how unique Kyle and Taylor’s relationship developed. While most books introduce the tragedy behind the story towards the latter of the book, Christie delivers the bad news well ahead of the game and from there develops a once in a lifetime love between the protagonists
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C.
Aug 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very emotional book. Taylor finds out she has cancer, and as she goes through Chemotherapy, her friends and family help her through it. Even a new boy named Kyle, who just moved in across the street.

I read this book in less than 24 hours. I don't know if it was because the book is short, but that doesn't matter. It tugged at my heart strings in a good way.

I felt like I was with Taylor every step of the way. THAT ENDING. MY HEART.

While I do try to read diversely, I really stepped out
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Amanda Walker
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I first started this book, I wasn't sure how good or bad it would be. Rain is a first book by Christie Cote so that alone made me a bit weary about reading it. However, as soon as I started the book I was drawn in word by word. Rain is well written and well developed. I absolutely loved Kyle and Taylor. With Taylor's "issue" you think it would cause any guy to run away; one guy did. However, Kyle a complete stranger to Taylor at the time stood by her side when she needed someone the most. I ...more
Tammy Hetrick
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Young Adults
Perfect YA book. The voices of Taylor and Liz are spot on. Kyle's voice is older - which is appropriate given he has graduated, and shows the difference this milestone makes. The details Cote includes align with what matters most to teenagers - the gross side of illness, the stress of taking care of your parents' emotional well-being, the anger exhibited in that rebellious space between tantrums of toddlers and outrage of adults, and, of course, romance. All of this is well played. I was hitchin ...more
Heather Hollister
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This story is amazing. It broke my heart sometimes. Taylor goes through many trials in her life. Kyle came into her life at the right time. He tried to make her life a little easier and happier for her. Austin in my opinion is a coward. Austin broke Taylor's heart but Kyle was there to pick up the pieces. Give this book a read I just know you will love it too.
Michelle
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! Once I started reading it I could not put it book down. Christie Cote is an amazing writer. I cant wait till her next book is released!
Amy Fournier
May 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Review coming soon.
Hrtnsoul28
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: z-2014
A beautiful story. I laughed and cried.
Keren Hughes
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review to come on the Blog Tour on May 15th 2014.
Chanel Sharp
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, romance, ya
Mom felt it deserved a 3 for self publishing. The story was not bad, but nothing original. The relationship was very teen. The hard part was the the illness came and went. It was the focus of the story and get it did not dig deep enough for mom to make it an amazing read. Of topic mom got so upset about the pesticides in fruit being the reason for the character getting cancer. It was just so frustrating for her, pesticides are not great but plenty of people eat fruit with it getting cancer, and ...more
Layla
Sep 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
let me begin by saying this book is not at all what I expected, and to be honest not my usual genre. When I first began reading this book my first thought was "oh God, another sappy teen romance with nothing substantial". But...and there's a big but here because I don't want anyone to think this is a negative review, what won me over in this story are the characters. The author has managed to make the characters so genuine and believable that they stick with you far after the story ends. The way ...more
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I reside in Vermont with my Husband and our daughter. When I’m not reading, writing, or dreaming up my next story, I can be found shooting targets with my bow, drawing or baking.
Rain is my debut novel.

I write Young Adult Realistic Fiction, Fiction, and New Adult novels.

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“There is a flaw to your plan.” A sly grin crept onto his face once again. My eyebrow arched at him questioningly.
“I live across the street,” he told me; and, without another word, he turned around toward his house and I realized what he meant. I told my problems to a stranger that I would probably see again.”
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