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Rules

by Cynthia Lord
This 2007 Newbery Honor Book is a humorous and heartwarming debut about feeling different and finding acceptance.
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?
"A heartwarming first novel" — Booklist
Ages
9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 7
Lexile Measure
670L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
R
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
224
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Cynthia Lord Cynthia Lord is the author of Rules, Touch Blue, and Hot Rod Hamster. She lives in Maine.

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