Tuesday, February 26, 2019

"Right as Rain"

Lindsey Stoddard was born and raised in Vermont. She spent twelve years living in NYC and taught middle school English at MS 324 in the neighborhood of Washington Heights. Right as Rain is her second novel, following the acclaimed Just Like Jackie.

Stoddard applied the Page 69 Test to Right as Rain and reported the following:
From page 69:
And for one second I don’t feel like the only kid who doesn’t understand Spanish and who isn’t wearing navy blue and white, and who gets lost in the hallways, and doesn’t have a locker or any hours of community service. I’m not feeling so much like I don’t belong… And just when I’m feeling like everything might be going OK, we swing open the big doors to the gym and the whole class turns around to look at us…
Page 69 of Right as Rain shows the fish-out-water feeling Rain has after moving from her small town in Vermont to the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City at the end of sixth grade. This is a book about grief and big life changes and transitions and being thrown for a loop and trying to hold on through the discomfort and recognize the teammates you have around you.
Visit Lindsey Stoddard's website.

--Marshal Zeringue