Book Review: The Boy Who Loved Rain

The Boy Who Loved Rain
By Gerard Kelly

They say that what you don't know can't hurt you. They're wrong. 

The anger runs deep; from some untraceable darkness; and it is stealing his will to live. Colm had the perfect childhood, the much-loved only child of a church pastor. Yet he wakes screaming from dreams in which his sister is drowning and he can't save her. Fiona turns to her husband desperate to help their sun. But David will not acknowledge that help is needed - and certainly not help from beyond the church. Then they find the suicide pledge. Fiona, in panic, takes Colom and flees... but when will she acknowledge that the unnamed demons Colom faces might be of her and David's own creation?

This beautifully written and searching novel by poet Gerard Kelly explores the toxicity of secrets, the nature of healing and the ever-present power of rain.

Most of the books I read and review are romance novels, like The Dawn of Christmas which is a light afternoon read sort of book. Some times though you really do want something a little deeper which is exactly what The Boy Who Loved Rain is. For me it's all about choices that you make and what they can help or hurt. If you like The Unbreakable Boy then you'll like this book. 

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