Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Posted on 02/27/2020
Photo: Cover of Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Students and adults alike can learn a bit about friendships and figuring out who deserves your love by reading this story.”

Mary Poteet, a Librarian at Middle Valley Elementary 


Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, is the Hamilton Book of the Week nominated by Mary Poteet, a Librarian at Middle Valley ElementaryDelsie loves a good storm-except when the squalls are in her life. Her best summer friend dumps her for a new friend, her mom left her years ago, and her loving Grammy won't discuss anything too painful. So when Ronan, accused liar and thief, enters her life, Delsie wonders if he's another storm on the horizon. 


Editorial Reviews


from Amazon Readers



“Endearingly blunt, stubborn Delsie lives year-round on Cape Cod. . . . In kid-friendly prose, Hunt balances Delsie’s unfettered sense of adventure with her tweenlike insecurities. . . . Her sweet desire for a family and her unexpected realization that she’s had one all along make this story well worth reading.”Publishers Weekly


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Hamilton Book of the Week seeks to move Hamilton County Schools closer to district goals found in the Future Ready 2023 action plan.  We hope to encourage kids to read more books for fun by sharing books popular at area schools. 


Goals more students reading will address include:

  • Reading improvement will increase the number of students on-track or mastering English language arts
  • Improve the district ACT score to a district average of 21    
  • Reach the target goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2023