Describe the plot of The Rain in a tweet – less than 140 characters please!
The Rain is an AMAZING read!! I could not put it down! I am a big fan of stories set post apocalypse and this is one of the best examples of the genre I have read for a long time. The characters are so lifelike and relatable that you find yourself completely involved. I honestly felt I had lost some friends once I finished reading – which wasn’t long as I raced to the end, devouring each page as if it was the very last book in the world!
I thought the part where Ruby was in the army camp was a brilliant piece of writing. It was described so well I really thought I was there. Ruby’s thoughts and emotions during this part of the book really demonstrate how far she has come and developed as a character.
Calling all bookworms and budding writers!
Author of ‘The Rain’ Virginia Bergin will be taking over the @maximumpop account on Monday from 7pm.
Find out all the ‘The Rain’ goss, how she overcomes writers block and anything else that’s been making you ponder. Like her opinion on Harry Styles hairband, because come on, we all have something to say about that, don’t we?
To get noticed and your questions answered use the hashtag #TheRainMaxPop this is going to be fun, and weird. But mostly fun.
Virginia Bergin had a chat with us about who she’d like to cast as actors and actresses when ‘The Rain’ makes it on to the big screens. Fingers crossed a big shot director makes this happen soon. WE CAN’T WAIT MUCH LONGER.
Hey . . . It’s me, Virginia Bergin . . . I wrote ‘The Rain’ and – you want to know the weirdest thing? It started off as a film script, way back in 2007 . . . So when Maximum Pop! asked me to cast The Rain, I said, YES!!!!
Ruby’s heart throb and first love . . . Uh; it’s gotta be
Ha! Ruby was almost going to name one of her guinea-pigs Mr Styles (the hair!) . . . But really; the question you have to ask yourself is . . . Did Caspar really love Ruby, or was he just looking for a record deal? (Ruby’s dad, Dominic, works in the music industry.) Hmm . . .
Well . . . I really wanted to cast:
Moss from the IT Crowd (Richard Ayoade)
But he’d be too old to play Darius! WAH! So unless someone can come up with a better idea, the only other young British super-nerd I can think of is:
Imagine . . . If . . . THIS WAS THE LAST BOY ON EARTH! AAAAAARRRRRGGGGHHH!
But I think Darius is really sweet – and much more attractive than Ruby will admit. We’ll just have to see how things are going to work out between them . . .
I love this kid so much! She’s so important! She doesn’t speak (so far?!), so we don’t really know a single thing about her, other than that she’s smart, brave and a survivor . . .
Rubina Ali (from Slumdog Millionaire)
EURCH! You are so meant to hate her! To me, she is like:
Except . . . what if Ruby has got this girl all wrong?! In ‘The Rain’, anything is possible . . .
MEET THE REST OF THE CAST:
Ruby’s mum, Rebecca:
Ruby’s bird-watching step-dad, Simon:
Wildlife TV Presenter Simon King!
Samuel Larsen (from Glee)
(He’d better get a pac-a-mac on quick or he’ll get rained on.)
The scary posh bloke:
Oh . . . AND WHAT ABOUT RUBY?!
Nah . . . I’m not going to say!
It’s been fun doing this casting, but the truth is I really hate describing ANY character’s physical appearance. In ‘The Rain’, Ruby is probably a white girl (because I wanted to mess around with the whole ‘orange fake-tan’ thing!) . . . But that’s pretty much all you know about her.
I will never, ever say who I think she might look like . . . But you can!
All suggestions welcome! (Because the film rights for ‘The Rain’ are up for sale RIGHT NOW!).
July has been all about ‘The Rain’ by Virginia Bergin here at Maximum Pop!. We can’t get enough of this thrilling book and with all the thunder and lightening battering England last week, we started to wonder if what we read was coming alive!
We’ve got 10 copies of this brilliantly gripping book to give away to you smelly lot. To be in with a chance of grabbing a copy and reading it whilst snuggled in bed all you have to do is RT the tweet below and follow @maximumpop. We couldn’t make it much easier than that, could we?! Good luck!
— Maximum Pop! (@maximumpop) July 23, 2014
YOU REVIEW: MP!er Jennifer shares her thoughts on ‘The Rain’ by Virginia Bergin. The first in a series of cling to your seat sci-fi thrillers.
Describe the plot of ‘The Rain’ in a tweet – less than 140 characters please!
Years ago an asteroid was heading for earth, a rocket was fired at it and it was smashed to smithereens. That was the beginning of the end for everyone on earth. A bacterium has been inside the asteroid and now it is in the rain and killing people that it touches. This is the story as told by Ruby Morris. (Bit longer than asked for, I got carried away!)
What genre would you class the book as?
What was the best bit?
My favourite bit was when Ruby went shopping along Oxford Street, suddenly she saw the most gorgeous person ever! In the end she managed to figure out it was a beautiful guy who gave her a stunning make over. It made me giggle how surreal this part of the book was with everything going on. The book makes you laugh as well as want to scream… in a good way.
Anything you didn’t like?
No! It was a well written book and told in a way that kept you wanting to read more. It makes you wonder what the world would be like if it happened, I kept looking out of the window at the dark sky filled with clouds and thinking what if?!
Would you recommend ‘The Rain’ to your friends?
Yes, in fact I’ve already recommended it to my friends and family.
Do you think it would appeal to girls or boys more? Or both?
I think it’s suitable for everyone, I read this book in 2 days and it’s not often that I can’t book a book down.
Anything else you’d like to tell us about the book?
I can’t wait to read the sequel ‘The Storm’ so I can find out what has happened to Ruby, I want to know if her dad and brother turn up at the house!
- You can buy ‘The Rain’ on Amazon for just £5.39
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Follow our #BookClub for all things ‘The Rain’ in July. There’s free chapter giveaways, competitions and exclusive content, only on Maximum Pop!
It might be summer but here at MP! we’re talking all things rain in this months #BookClub. The first in a thrilling new series by Virginia Bergin, prepare to look out the window anxiously, laugh and not be able to put this book down.
The first in a new thrilling series, ‘The Rain’ by Virginia Bergin will have you hanging off every word and clinging to the edge of your seat as you look out the window at the rain and wonder… what if?
Read the first chapter exclusively below:
We’re one step closer to heaven baby, one step closer to youuu! We’re also already in the month of July, blimey. That means only one thing at MP! we’ve got a brand new book for all of you to get the all the goss, behind the scenes exclusives, interviews and more.
This month we’re talking about all things ‘The Rain’ by Virginia Bergin in our #BookClub.
If you fancy giving it a read and having your review posted on Maximum Pop! for the whole world to see, then drop us a tweet @maximumpop
— Maximum Pop! (@maximumpop) July 4, 2014