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 - CasieBelaire - LibraryThing
Rules was a book that hit very close to home for me. Although my daughter does not have autism, I know how Catherine feels when people stare at David and Jason. I have been through numerous OT visits ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cabaty - LibraryThing
Catherine's little brother, David, has autism and she sometimes goes to occupational therapy with him. There, she makes a new friend, Jason, who can't speak and uses a wheelchair. She also has a new ... Read full review