Running from the Rainbow

Publisher: Barrington Stoke

Review

It’s Rosie’s first day at her new school. She’s moved house to an unfamiliar city with her Mum, Dad and dog Fred. Rosie’s feeling extremely shy and is missing her friends. And worst of all, her Mum is the cool new English teacher at the same school. No, that’s not worst of all. Worst of all is her real name. When she was born, a rainbow appeared in the sky so that’s what they called her. Rainbow. At least this fresh start gives her a chance to reinvent herself as Rosie - until assembly when the Head Teacher spoils everything…

Particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling or dyslexic readers, this is a touching book about new beginnings, challenges and pre-teen insecurities in which kindness, understanding and friendship win out.

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