Rules

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Scholastic Press, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 200 pages
202 Reviews
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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What a great little book! I think this is must read for everybody! It reminds you that everybody is fundamentally alike and should be treated the same way you would want to be treated with compassion ... Read full review

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User Review  - MeganSchneider - LibraryThing

Rules is a very honest and sincere book about a young girl named Catherine who is coming to terms with a reality that she can not change. Through the book she struggles with her brother, a young boy ... Read full review

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Cynthia Lord is the award-winning author of RULES, a Newbery Honor book (among its many distinctions), as well as the critically acclaimed TOUCH BLUE, released August, 2010. She made her picture book debut with HOT ROD HAMSTER. She lives in Maine with her family. Visit her at cynthialord.com.

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