Reviewed by: Michelle
I was completely enamored with Ava and Cody’s relationship. Their friendship and love was so pure, raw, and touching. In this emotional and moving book, I found myself shedding tears on how beautiful Playing in the Rain is. This book really highlights the importance of living life to the fullest because it only happens once. Live as though heaven is on earth. Playing in the Rain is a book that must be read and I highly recommend you to join Ava and Cody in their quest of living life to the fullest. Go take a chance, dream big, and live.
Guest Reviewer: Molly
I wasn't sure what to expect with this one. I didn't know anything about it going in, not even that it was a novella. I wish I'd have at least known that little bit of information. My thoughts through much of the book were that it was progressing quickly and bypassing details. This began to make sense as the book came to a close.
Ava meets Cody by chance. They create a bucketlist of must-do's for the summer and embark on a whirlwind of adventure to cross off everything on their list.
This is an emotional read; a short, sweet, emotional roller coaster. Even though the book was short, I thought the characters had depth. Cody was charming and sweet, but definitely was holding something back. Ava stood her ground when her life wanted to crumble. These two quickly formed a bond unlike anything either have had before.
I felt part way through that this wasn't going to end how I wanted it to, and that's perfectly ok. BUT, there was one major detail about the ending that I definitely wasn't expecting and, even a few days later, I'm not quite sure how I feel about it even though I could kind of see where the author was going with it. No spoilers here, but this particular detail brought my review from a solid 4, to a 3.5-4