Sometimes the challenges we most resist, give us the strength to transform into the person we want to be. Troubled, almost 16-year-old Raven Tantie just wants to be left alone, after her disastrous final performance in The Teen Talent show goes viral on social media. Worse, following a therapist’s advice, her divorcing parents send her to Rainbow Wings, an inclusive summer camp for the performing arts in remote Northern Ontario.
Initially, Raven's angry at the world, but inside she’s desperate for acceptance and belonging.
Campers with physical exceptionalities, learning disabilities, and complex neuro-diversity are welcome at Rainbow Wings. Anxious and self-absorbed, Raven resists the charms of the quirky staff, the other campers, and beautiful natural environment. But when Ash, a camper with autism struggles to cope, her empathy for others grows.
Camp Director J. B., a former rock musician and professional clown, utilizes a philosophy of loving respect to help the campers. His estranged elderly mother lives in an abandoned wildlife sanctuary nearby, under threat from unscrupulous developers.
When hard decisions have to be made, can Raven learn to use kindness and honesty to help new friends and herself? Because sometimes, when life deals hard problems, you can regain your confidence, and with trust and hope, build a better future.
The Sound of a Rainbow is a perfect novel for young adult, and adult readers. Open Book Review said, "The story of how Sharon Frayne's debut young adult novel, The Sound of a Rainbow (Latitude 46 Publishing) came to be is almost as remarkable as the story within the pages. An authentic and captivating read, The Sound of a Rainbow is timely and smart. " The full interview is available at open-book.ca.
Fiction/Young Adult 5.5x8.5 in / 250 pgs Pub Date: Spring 2023 Trade paperback: 9781988989594 ePub: 9781888989600
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