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ISBN: 0439443822

Title: Rules

Author: Cynthia Lord

KDL Description:


“Twelve year old Catherine just wants a normal life – however when you have a brother who is autistic, life is anything BUT normal.  Watch her as she deals with the everyday stuff that happens, and as she meets two new people in her life,  Jason and Kristi,  Catherine is forced to ask herself, “What is Normal?”  This is Cynthia Lords’ debut book, and it is so wonderful!  I love the Rules Catherine sets up for her brother, David, and how SHE relates to those rules!”—Robin at KDL’s Spencer Township branch

Amazon Description:

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?