Rules, by Cynthia Lord

rulesTodd shares this review:

Twelve year old Catherine is embarrassed by her autistic brother’s behavior so she sets rules for him to follow; rules like “No toys in the fish tank” and “a boy can take off his shirt to swim, but not his shorts”. In this heartfelt story of Catherine, she shares her ups and downs of her family life and life as a tween.

When a Kristi moves next door, Catherine would like to be friends with her, but she is unsure and scared how Kristi will react to David’s “embarrassing behaviors”. Catherine also meets Jason, a paraplegic, and once again finds herself embarrassed to be seen with him. Only later does she realize that acceptance is the only rule that everyone needs to follow.

Cynthia Lord crafts a magnificent story of a young girl longing for acceptance in a world that we can all use some understanding of the differences around us.

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Posted on May 10, 2013, in Books, Coming of Age, Fiction, Readers' advisory, Young Adult. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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