A heartfelt and witty debut about feeling different and finding acceptance--beyond the rules.
Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules-from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants on in public"-in order to stop his embarrassing behaviors. But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a paraplegic boy, and Kristi, the next-door friend she's always wished for, it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jmitra1 - LibraryThing
Another great book that challenges "normal" life. Rules by Cynthia Lord is a book about living with a family member with autism, but when the main character starting meeting new friends, she slowly starts to realize that what she thinks a normal life is, is far from what real life is. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - slbenne1 - LibraryThing
Catherine's brother, David, has autism and can make life less than easy for her at times. There are rules for everything David does. Not only are they necessary, but he has a desire to have them ... Read full review