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Stranded in Boringsville

Stranded in Boringsville As far as Rain May is concerned Clarkson is Boringsville It s a million miles from nowhere and doesn t even have a pizza parlor Plus she ll have to shuttle back and forth between there and her fathe

  • Title: Stranded in Boringsville
  • Author: Catherine Bateson
  • ISBN: 9780823419692
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
  • As far as Rain May is concerned, Clarkson is Boringsville It s a million miles from nowhere and doesn t even have a pizza parlor Plus, she ll have to shuttle back and forth between there and her father s apartment in Melbourne on weekends But gradually, her new home s fruit tree filled garden, the area s astonishing wildlife, and the quirky draw of Daniel, the phenomenaAs far as Rain May is concerned, Clarkson is Boringsville It s a million miles from nowhere and doesn t even have a pizza parlor Plus, she ll have to shuttle back and forth between there and her father s apartment in Melbourne on weekends But gradually, her new home s fruit tree filled garden, the area s astonishing wildlife, and the quirky draw of Daniel, the phenomenally bright boy next door, begin to win Rain over When Rain learns of Daniel s particular burden, of which he s never complained, she begins to see her own life in a new light.Told partly in poems composed with refrigerator magnets and partly in Daniel s reports on the aliens next door, this unconventional, rich, and satisfying story offers plenty of humor and lots of heart.

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    1. I absolutely loved this book! So many of the things mentioned in the story are relatable to me. Rain May and Captain Daniel follows the story of two kids in their last years of primary school struggling with the power balance on the playground as well as learning who they are and about the world. Rain May is the new girl from the city, who chooses to hang out with Daniel, the boy who won't play sports due to a heart condition and is extremely smart and loves Star Trek. They teach each other the [...]

    2. This is such a great book. Aww! I loved it. I just want to give it a big hug. Rain is a terrific character, a great role model. She's sparky and intelligent, she doesn't take any crap, and she sticks up for herself and her friends. Daniel was really relatable too, I knew a lot of kids just like him at school. The mum, Maggie, was maybe a *little* bit too perfectly wise and calm and understanding, but I loved this book enough to forgive any minor faults. I think this book deals with some really i [...]

    3. Rain May is a tween dealing with two major life events: her parents separate and she moves to a new town. She embodies the spirit of a pre-teen who can be quickly vacillate between love and hate for her dad depending upon whether or not circumstances are favorable. Rain reminds the reader how hard it is to be a pre-teen, an age when you are expected to act maturely, yet have very little control over your own life. Fitting in is hard, and the perspectives of Daniel and Rain drive that point home [...]

    4. For the most part this book was very enjoyable. The use of magnetic poetry between chapters was interesting, and I really enjoyed the voice of Daniel when he narrated (he wrote as a Star Trek Captain). The downsides to this book were the use of Australian slang with no explanation (it took me 50 some pages to even figure out they were in Australia), and the overall preachy-ness of the book. It just left me feeling that this book was very unauthentic, that the author hadn't actually spent time wi [...]

    5. I read this book for the first time many years ago and fell in love with both Rain May and her friend Daniel. I always enjoy books told from alternating perspectives like in this one, as the story switches back and forth between Rain May's first person narrative chapters and Captain Daniel's humerous log entries and the occasional fridge poems. The special relationship between Rain May and her mum warmed my heart over and over again. And of course, reading about them snuggling up and reading to [...]

    6. Taking place in Australia, this story's protagonist is 12-year-old Rain who moves with her mother to the country and befriends an unpopular boy next door. The boy is a big fan of Star Trek and, while I know nothing about the show, I found myself laughing out loud several times at some of his comments. OK book overallI likely would never read it again or recommend it to anybody who is not a Star Trek fan.

    7. A good middle grade book for kids going through parents' separation or divorce. Although it take place in Australia and of course has some terms not familiar to our kids, it's pretty easy to figure out what they mean : torches for flashlights, for one. Easy reading, a bit dated but interesting nevertheless. Sweet.

    8. Thought I'd read a nice short, light story after my last novel. Chose this one on the basis that Catherine Bateson is flying over tomorrow, and I'm so glad I did. It was lovely. Being a fan of Star Trek myself I understood all those references, and I loved both Rain May and Daniel as characters. Highly recommended - particularly for younger people, ages 10-13 yrs.

    9. After rain's parents broke up rain's mum changed hername to maggie and they both moved from the city to the countrye house is old and there is quite alot of work to do!She ends up next door to a "phenomenally smart" boy into star trekk and isn't very popular at school.He shows Rain the platypuses and they both become great friends!Anyone from age 10-38 would love this heart-warming book.

    10. HI my name is De'Adra Berry.I like this book because it's knda realistic. In this book ir's a little girl who is just bored of her parents arguing. Her parents are getting a divorce. I really this book becuase its like some of the people in the fam. thank you bye.

    11. I loved this book the plot at times made me want to cry, I also liked all the star trek in it. The only thing I didn't like about this book was that some of the words were spelled wrong and that absolutley drove me crazy!!!

    12. This is an amazing book about a girl who moves to the country to start fresh. she lives next door the unpopular boy who can't do regular activities like the other kids. Rain, helps him have a friend but doesn't know why he can't be like the other kids, who run around. Read to find out what it is!

    13. Iloved this book from the beginning to the end. It really gives you the feeling that when something happens that you might not agree with, something good will come from it.

    14. Again pretty good, nice simple plot about friendship. I think it's nice how Rain could be super popular if she liked but she stays with Daniel anyway. (Don't worry, I didn't just give away the plot.)

    15. young adult fiction. i have to teach this to my Yr.7 class this term - really cute. well written and good message. i like young adult fiction!

    16. The references to science fiction shows was fun. I also liked the friendship between the main character and the neighbor boy, but overall I found this to be a bit forgettable.

    17. There were lots of Star Trek references that I'm not sure most kids would get, but I sure appreciated them.

    18. I was waiting for a serial killer or for some excitement but it never came. It was still an enjoyable book though.

    19. From the title, Stranded in Boringsville, it is somewhat boring. The plot and twists of the story are very simple.

    20. What a delightful, quick read! I enjoyed trying to imagine their Australian accents, too. Great characters, great story with some funny narration by Rain May and, Daniel, too.

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