Book Review – The Boy Who Made It Rain by Brian Conaghan


Publisher: Sparkling books June 2011

ISBN: 978-1-907230-19-6

This is a brilliantly written book.  I read it in one sitting, I just could not put it down.

It is the story of Clem – a new boy who has moved from Eastbourne to Glasgow with his parents.

It is written in a narrative style with each chapter written from a different character’s point of view.  They are all writing with hindsight after a major event has occurred which the reader is left to guess about right up to the very end.

The last section is Clem’s own narrative telling us his thoughts, feelings and actions, from finding out he is moving right through to the magnificent climax.

This book will keep you enthralled throughout.  The character’s are exceptionally well described and revealed through their dialogue.  You definitely won’t be disappointed by this book.

This book is recommended for 16+ due to some graphic imagery and lots of swearing which is not inappropriate or excessive as it is used by the teenagers in an authentic way in their narratives.

I would love to read more by this author.

This was a  review copy.



~ by adelesymonds on July 17, 2012.

2 Responses to “Book Review – The Boy Who Made It Rain by Brian Conaghan”

  1. Being the author of this book I thank you for your comments. My new book, When Mr Dog Bites shall be out next year, published by Bloomsbury. Be nice if you could spread the word.

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