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Download kindle ☆ Dancing in the Rain á 200 pages ß ➛ [KINDLE] ❅ Dancing in the Rain By Lynn Joseph ➥ – Twelve year old Elizabeth is no normal girl With an imagination that makes room for mermaids and magic in everyday life she lives every moment to the fullest Yet her Twelve year old Elizabeth is no normal girl With an imagination that makes room for mermaids and magic in everyday life she lives every moment to the Dancing in PDFEPUB or fullest Yet her joyful world crumbles around her when two planes bring down the Twin Towers and tear her family apart Thousands of miles away yet still touched by this tragedy Elizabeth is swimming in a sea of loss She finall Dancing in the Rain is a story about many things It’s a two hour read but will stay with you for much longer It is heart wrenching and heart warming It’s a story about life and death about happiness and grief about war and mermaids I circle all the words I learn In the past three weeks there are a lot of them obliterate chaos destruction and debris It’s a story about 911 as seen through the eyes of two innocent children Their simplified take on things and how they deal with grief was so different from anything else I’ve read – children’s thoughts are always kind of direct and honest which really worked in this context You kind of want to hold them together and protect them from harm; wish they didn’t have to worry about when their mommies would stop being sad I wish there was a magic seed I could plant that would sprout a tree of happiness so my Mamí and Brandt's mother could eat the fruit and just be happy It also hits a very personal note when it talks about sadness and depression You wish you could solve everything with horses and flan I also marvelled at how the stories of 911 and World War II become so intertwined Grief comes in all shapes and sizes but the basis is always the same Maybe lost is a place you disappear to when you're sad I loved everything about this book Truly an unexpected gem of a story Thank you NetGalley Blue Moon Publishing for providing me with a copy

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Dt help their families see that when life brings showers of sadness it’s okay to dance in the rainSet against the dazzling beauty of the Dominican Republic Dancing in the Rain explores the impact of the tragic fall of the Twin Towers on two Caribbean families It is a lyrical well crafted tale about finding joy in the face of lossDancing in the Rain won a Burt Award for Caribbean Literature pri I’d like to Thank Netgallery for providing me with a digital copy of this book in exchange for a honest ReviewI’m going to start by saying that I really liked this book and would greatly recommend it to anyone I believe that this book is truly underrated and not well known enough Dancing in the Rain is such a diverse read and also perfect for many age groups It can be understood and read by children because it’s an easy read but it’s also something Young adults like me would enjoy for its meaning This book was so heartbreaking tragic and cute at the same time a truly captivating mix• Dancing in the rain is about two families torn apart by the collapse of the World Trade center at September 11th 2001 First off we have Elizabeth a twelve year old girl She lives in the Dominican Republic with her mother Mami and the half sister of her mother in a big green house neat the sea Her father works in New York in one of the towers as a waiter • I really liked Elizabeth she had such a rich imagination full of mermaids dreams and other wonderful things She also had such a bubbly happy air around her and was a true sweetheart She always misses her father dearly especially since her relationship with her mother is not the best I personally liked seeing the completely of the relationship with her Mami because mostly even though they love each other it seems like her mother cares about her husband and is always very down when he’s not there She’s only happy when he’s here and is mostly very harsh towards her daughter and makes her feel left out The only time she really says “I love you” to Elizabeth is whenever her father comes home which is not very often I really felt for the girl because she grows up with that kind of sorrow especially later when her mother blames her for her father’s death and falls apart Elizabeth doesn’t have anyone to grief with and I think that it’s a horrible thing of a mother to blame something like this on her daughter when it has been a terrorist attack not related to Elizabeth at all Yeah this really made me feel sick with hate for Mami of course she was grieving but trying to blame it on Liz was just plain cruel and false The novel however shows very well how much 911 drags Mami down and everyone around with her• The second family that is affected is Brandt’s family He’s only eight years old and lives with his brother and mother in New York Her mother is a lawyer and works in an office in one of the two buildings She survives the attack but is never the same because of the things that she’s seen and the friends that she’s lost Mommy which is how Brandt calls her lives in constant fear and memory of what happened and decides do leave New York behind to go to her birthplace the Dominican Republic She also did know Elizabeth’s father and has family of her own back there Mommy’s situation is different from Mami’s in terms that she was in the attack herself and survived it but maybe only with her body and not her mind There’s also the dynamic in the family itself because Brandt is Mommy’s favorite child because he’s so easy going and a good boy while she finds Jared too complicated It was heartbreaking to see how she always scolded him and preferred her other boy Jared was of a person with walls around himself to protect himself and noticed so many things when people usually thought that he didn’t notice Mommy also always blamed him to being too complicated and wanted to fix him while she was unable to see that it wasn’t Jared’s fault but her lack of understanding for him as well Brandt personally liked his brother a great deal and considered him to be a very important part of his life I really liked the boy because he was so caring and also liked to look up words in his dictionary so that he could understand what everyone meant• What I found very astonishing was how the events of 911 and all the depression and sorrow and grief that happened afterwards was shown through the eyes of two children It puts the tragic in another perspective and shows how children experienced it not known what was going on especially in Brandt’s case He was so young and so confused It was heartbreaking how he didn’t know what was happening because he was so young and unassuming However everything that happened made him seem older because he was confronted with all that sadness very early in his life especially seeing his mother suffer so much and wanting nothing than to help her • This is when he meets Elizabeth and becomes best friends with her Both want their mothers to be happy again and try to cheer them up I liked heir friendship a great deal it was so heartfelt and real Elizabeth finally had someone to help through this hard time and she also made friends with Brandt’s older brother Jared and felt at home their grandfather’s house I think they gave so such to one another and made everything bearable by sticking together and supporting each other since they were in a very similar situation• In general the book was so great because it explained many important topics so well that even children can understand them The story is short the writing very light and easy to read so that the novel is suitable for a wide variety of people Dancing in the Rain talks not only about tragedy but also about how to live with it for the rest of your life and still try to find the courage to build a new life and try to be happy again It talks about how it’s okay to be happy in all the sadness and how you are not responsible for someone elses happiness Just by trying to be happy yourself you can cheer people up and give them new hope That was a very important lesson for Liz and Brandt In the end nether of the two children are responsible for the mothers happiness or have to fix them but manage to cheer them up by being happy themselves • The novel also talks about how important family is and that you can love someone but not understand them that you can love someone but are hurt by them Not to mention that it also underlines that there’s your blood family and the family you choose and that the greatest gift is when you find someone that fits both

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Dancing in the RainY finds hope when she meets her kindred spirit in year old Brandt and hisyear old brother JaredBrandt and Jared two boys as different as Oreo and milk and just as inseparable arrive on the island to escape the mushroom of sorrow that bloomed above their lives in the wake of the tragedy Elizabeth shows them a new way to look at the world and they help her to laugh again But can Elizabeth and Bran I received a free digital copy from the authorpublisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest feedback This middle grade book is set during the events of the September 11 attacks in New York and focuses on two different families and how they deal with the effect the attacks have on their families Elizabeth’s father and Brandt and Jared’s mother both work in the attacks and they end up meeting together in the Dominican Republic and realising they can help each other heal their families This book is whimsical and a bit magical in places with dreamy writing and a childlike optimism that really seems to beam from the pages I really enjoyed it It was avery uick read and I read it in two short sittings but I was really invested in the story and I really connected with Elizabeth and Brandt in particular and just how lovely they were I really wanted to hug them Brandt’s reactions to his mom and brother Jared who appears to be slightly on the autistic spectrum possibly was really wonderful and it made me think of all the things children can probably see and understand around them that adults can’t I really loved the very last scene in the book It really came alive for me and I actually felt a bit emotional at imagining everyone together and beginning to heal and realising there were so many things life had to offer when you’re able to look past that grief This book is about loss grief companionship and support and it’s really lovely and I definitely recommend it to everyone to read