Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Rules (book review)

Rules, by Cynthia Lord, is the story of twelve-year-old Catherine. She has always wanted a normal life, and that isn't easy with a brother who has autism. Then, Catherine meets Kristi and Jason. Jason is a surprising new friend, and Kristi is the next-door friend that Catherine has always wanted. But Jason and Kristi are very different. Catherine may have to choose between them, and conflict leaves her wondering: what is normal?

I liked this book a lot, and it left me wanting to read more books about this subject. Catherine was a special character, and she went through a lot of hard times. It's hard not to feel sympathy for her.