I received a copy of THE BOY WHO LOVED RAIN by Gerard Kelly from Lion Hudson via Kregel. I knew right away from the back blurb that I would enjoy this and the book did not disappoint. Not only is the cover intriguing, but the first sentence (in the prologue) will blow you away: When I was thirteen I lost myself. Yes, why did you lose yourself? What was so important about thirteen? What are you doing now? I couldn’t stop reading.
This is not a sweet, fluffy book, so be prepared for emotion. In a nutshell, this is a book about secrets and how those secrets affect a family. I loved the part that the rain played in the novel.
I really felt for Colom, one of the main characters in the book. A story has to grab me with its realistic qualities, and Colom did it for me. I wanted to dive into the book just to be at his side.
I highly recommend it to people who like poignant stories with a strong Christian feel. I haven’t read many books like this one, and perhaps that’s why it stuck out to me so strongly and has embedded itself into my memory bank.