The Boy Who Made It Rain, PPB
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The Boy Who Made It Rain, PPB

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Recommended age 16+. When a school tragedy happens, you may lay the blame on society, the Internet, TV or violent films. Not many of you think it could be the parents' or teachers' fault, do you? But then, is it? We have our say, spout off opinions in different directions according to our view of the world. In this novel, too, they all have their say, but who's right? At only sixteen Clem's world is turned upside down. His Willy-Loman-like father, a travelling salesman and a loser, is transferred from Eastbourne to Glasgow and along with him go Clem and his meek accommodating mother. But Glasgow is rough and Clem's posh English accent is not well-accepted in the sink school he attends. And he's a brilliant scholar. He soon becomes the target for McEvoy's group of thugs for whom slashing faces is the most important ambition in their depraved lives. When a school tragedy happens, you probably lay the blame on society, the Internet, TV or violent films. Not many of you think it could be the parents' or the teachers' fault, do you? But then, is it? We all have our say, spout off opinions in different directions according to our view of the world. In this novel, too, they all have their say, but who's right?

PRAISE FOR THE BOY WHO MADE IT RAIN:

“innovative and insightful... I couldn’t wait to devour part two”-Times Educational Supplement

“I was utterly flabbergasted... one of the most compelling novels I’ve ever read”

Heffers Review, Cambridge, UK

“definitely up there with the modern classics”

What? Magazine

“Brilliant writing, brilliant structure, brilliant book”

Des Dillon, author of Me and Ma Gal

“A must-read...an innovative novel that will keep you glued to the story until you turn the last page and learn the final outcome... Thought provoking, mind stimulating and characters with individual voices that are heard loud and clear. The Boy Who Made it Rain is a must/read for everyone. Author Brian Conaghan brings to light the issue of bullying, class issues, prejudice and the difficulties teens face growing up in any society or country today.”

New York Reviewer, Educator, TV chat show host and interviewer

“Told from different points of view, Brian Conaghan’s THE BOY WHO MADE IT RAIN, shows what happens when a boy finds himself in a strange school, the target of many other kids and as well as vicious rumors, and the resulting violence that occurs.

“This is no fantasy – kids can be vicious – just remember the names you used to call your friends, rumors you would here, how easy it was to make someone a scapegoat.  Of course bullying is not isolated to kids – we see it clearly in domestic and international politics on a grand scale.

“Brian Conaghan uses mounting suspense and an ironic ending to show us not only the consequences of violence, but its utter uselessness as well. 

“THE BOY WHO MADE IT RAIN is a valuable, gripping read.”

Educator, USA

 


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