Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Rules - Cynthia Lord

Rules for David (taken from the book):

If the bathroom door is closed, knock! (especially if Catherine has a friend over).

Say thank you when someone gives you a present (even if you don't like it).

Don't stand in front of the TV when other people are watching it.

A boy takes off his shirt to swim, but not his shorts.

Some people think they know who you are, when really they don't.

No toys in the fishtank.

Rules was published in 2006 and was a 2007 Newbery Honor Book.  It is the story of 12-year-old Catherine and how her life is influenced by having a younger brother, David, with autism.  She is torn between wanting to live a normal life and normal friends and protecting her brother from the outside world.

Rules was a quick read, with a lot of humor and love tucked in between the struggles of living with a sibling with special needs. 
A good read!

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