Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Book Review: Rules by Cynthia Lord

This is a children's book, for ages 10 and up. It's a good read for siblings of autistic children.
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Catherine is 12 years old and in between. She is stuck between her brother David and her parents, and David and the outside world. Nothing goes as she wishes it would. Why does her best friend have to spend the summer in California? Why do all her hopes for friendship with Kristi, who just moved in next door, get twisted out of shape? Why can't she be honest about her new friend Jason? Above all, why can't everyone have the same chances in life?
I liked this book because Catherine is so real. She's human, she has faults, and she makes mistakes. She cares about what she wears and being popular. But she also has a big heart. So I was rooting for her all the way, even when she did things I didn't agree with.

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