Sunday, December 19, 2010
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Catherine wants to have the normal life of any twelve year old but her autistic brother David makes that difficult. He requires nearly all of her parents' attention and embarasses her in front of people at school. Catherine hopes that she can make a friend when her new neighbors move in but first she has to keep David away from the family. Her life is further complicated when she begins a friendship with Jason, a boy who can only communicate through picture cards. She gets along well with Jason but she knows that her new friend will never understand why she would spend time with someone in a wheelchair. A school dance threatens to bring both of Catherine's worlds together but she is determined to keep them apart.