Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Back Cover Words: 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 head off David's embarrassing behaviors.

But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a surprising, new sort-of-friend, and Kristi, the potential 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?

Filled with humor and warmth, Cynthia Lord's debut novel takes a candid and sensitive look at feeling different and finding acceptance -- beyond the rules.

Rules by Cynthia Lord

1 comment:

bannie said...

I just got that book for our library (duck and fish)!

Last week I read: Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. Generally, my readers need high interest books, and this is a great book for them! I hooked up with it because of Coraline.