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  • Posted September 4, 2013

    This book takes us into the future and the story of Rain White.

    This book takes us into the future and the story of Rain White.  Rain will do anything to help her brother find a way to deal with his
    disease.  Cori McCarthy takes us on the journey of Rain's life as she fights for her brother's survival.  This novel was gritty and riveting,
    an emotional roller coaster.  The descriptions and flow of the story line kept me going until the wee hours of the morning to finish this
    book.  I would recommend this book, it is really good.  I give 4 stars.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    I only read the first few pages and was appalled by the content.

    I only read the first few pages and was appalled by the content. Being a Young Adult and looking at this Young Adult Novel, I was surprised and angry that such a novel was put in this genre. I understand the importance of learning about prostitution, but I thought that there was too much detail in that part. There should be a warning somewhere on the cover about the content of the book. Oh wait, I forgot. No one cares what teenagers are reading and doing these days. The writing was flowing and lovely, but I recommend that the author put her skills to writing cleaner Young Adult Literature or writing Adult Literature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    THE COLOR OF RAIN is beautifully crafted, expertly paced, and on

    THE COLOR OF RAIN is beautifully crafted, expertly paced, and one of the most emotionally compelling books I've read in years. Cori McCarthy is an authorial force to be reckoned with.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    The writing is beautiful...but the main character didn't feel &q

    The writing is beautiful...but the main character didn't feel "real" to me. Sorry, but I don't buy a protagonist who's even remotely interested in a secondary love interest after being abused by a pimp (space or otherwise). Johnny also felt a bit too much like a cliched rake and Rain's encounters with him felt melodramatic. I half expected him to curl a mustache and tie Rain to whatever the space equivalent of railroad tracks are. Also, the younger brother didn't feel like anything more than a plot device - a convenient tool for getting Rain into space.Again, beautiful writing. A few truly poignant moments. Definitely a hard subject to tackle. The world is vivid and wonderfully described. But I don't like Rain enough to care about her...especially when her actions don't seem to match up with her character.

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