Down Came the Rain (Hardcover)

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Down Came the Rain (Hardcover)


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From Jennifer Mathieu, the acclaimed author of Moxie - now a Netflix film - and Bad Girls Never Say Die, comes a bold novel about two young activists who find love and themselves as they tackle the threat of climate change.

After Eliza’s home in Houston is destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, she is forced to transfer to Southwest High School. Traumatized by the floods and anxious in her new surroundings, Eliza throws herself into environmental activism, even if it's against the wishes of her Big Oil dad.

But when she meets Javi – a boy who has experienced climate-related trauma of his own – she's finally able to connect with someone over the devastating mental effects of ecological disaster.

Filled with nuanced themes of mental health, classism, and eco-anxiety, Down Came the Rain is a riveting and moving tale of friendship, first love, and what it means to grow up in an ever-changing world.

Jennifer Mathieu is the author of Devoted, Afterward, The Liars of Mariposa Island, and The Truth About Alice, which won the Teen Choice Debut Author Award. Her 2017 novel, Moxie, was developed into a film by Amy Poehler for Netflix. Jennifer teaches high school English in Texas, where she lives in the Houston area with her husband and son.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250232670
ISBN-10: 1250232678
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English

"An empathetic exploration of the complex impacts of climate change on young adults." - Kirkus Reviews

A potent meditation on the devastating effects of climate change...culminating in an uplifting read." - Publishers Weekly

"Emotionally evocative and compellingly real, this novel gives climate change a personal touchstone." - BCCB

"The romantic relationship between Eliza and Javier is sweet and positive, and the ending is promising." - Booklist