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  1. I also just recently read this book as I’m trying to make way through the Newbery’s. I really enjoyed this book and was able to understand the difficulties of what it’s like for a young child to deal with an autistic family member. I also just read, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon which takes us into the minds of a autistic child. It’s worth reading if you haven’t read it yet.

    I enjoyed your review. Thanks!

  2. Shannon

    Title of Book: Rules
    Author: Cynthia Lord
    Genre: Realistic Fiction

    I rate the book four stars out of five, because they really don’t detail the characters enough so you don’t really know what the characters in the book look like so they should add more details or at least a picture.

    The book is about a twelve year old girl, Catherine, who has an eight year old brother, David, who has autism. Catherine has to make many rules for David, and it is hard for her to have a normal life. When she goes to therapy with David she meets a boy in a wheelchair, Jason, who can’t speak. They become very good friends. Also during summer her best friend has to go with her dad on vacation, so Catherine is stuck with no friends. That is until a girl ,Kristi, moves in next door to her. Catherine and Kristi become friends. But, then Kristi starts dating a boy named Ryan, which Catherine hates so much because he hurts David’s feelings.
    To find out what happens to Catherine during her summer vacation read the book Rules by Cynthia Lord.

  3. Arlene cruz

    I love this book I think its going to help people understand and be more understandable with the differences that other people have.

  4. caitlin

    I loved this book! I feel it was written for and about me! I am in the same exact situation as Catherine. I have a younger brother with autism and it is hard to understand the challenges and he can be very embarrassing in public and you never know how people you meet are going to react to him. It’s the most touching book I have ever read.

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