The Book vs the Movie: Rain

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Book written by V.C. Andrews (Andrew Neiderman), 2000
Movie directed by Craig DiBona, 2006

Rain is the 2nd V.C. Andrews novel that has been adapted into a movie.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com:

RAIN ALREADY KNOWS HOW HARD LIFE CAN BE. BUT SHE IS ABOUT TO DISCOVER A SHATTERING SECRET FROM THE PAST THAT WILL CHANGE HER FUTURE FOREVER….


Growing up in the ghettos of Washington, D.C., the cards are stacked against a hardworking dreamer like Rain Arnold. Rain has fought to be the best daughter she can: she studies hard and gets good grades; she helps her mother cook and clean. And unlike her defiant younger sister, she avoids the dangers of the city streets as if her life depends on it…and it does. But Rain can’t suppress the feeling that she has never truly fit in, that she is a stranger in her own world.


Then one fateful night, Rain overhears something she shouldn’t: a heartbreaking revelation from the past, a long-buried secret that is about to change her life in ways she never could have imagined. In the blink of an eye, everything Rain has ever known — the family she has loved and the familiar place she has called home is left behind, and Rain is sent to live with total strangers, the wealthy Hudson family. But just as she did not belong to the troubled world she was raised in, Rain is also out of place in this realm of luxury and privilege. With nowhere to turn, Rain finds an escape in the theater, inside the walls of an exclusive private school. But will it be enough to fulfill her heart’s deepest wish — and give her a place to call home?

Picture Source: vcandrews.wikia.com
Picture Source: vcandrews.wikia.com

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Picture Source: http://www.mrqe.com

Which I Viewed First: The book.

Which I Enjoyed Most: The book.

Out of 5 stars, the Book Gets: 4 stars.

Out of 5 stars, the Movie Gets: 3 stars.

Things the Book Did Better: More character depth, enjoyed the original plot better.

Things the Movie Did Better: While the cast overall did a good job, several plot points were changed and didn’t come across as well as in the book. In the book, she was interested in acting; in the movie, she was into music.

Verdict?: The book.

Should the movie be re-made?: Nah.

What do you think? Agree, disagree? Would love to hear your thoughts!

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