Monday, November 29, 2010


I've already posted about the book I read last Monday, so now it's time for the book I read Tuesday.  I like how the author told Catherine's story in rules by having each chapter title be a rule that David, her brother, has to learn to follow. The chapters are about Catherine and her struggles that tie into the main rule. A chapter called "Don't run down the clinic hallway." tells about Catherine meeting Jason at the clinic with David and her mom.  It makes her experiences as a twelve-year-old girl and those of being the sister of eight-year-old David, who has autism, seem really real and like she was sitting next to you telling you what happened.  This book points out how people with autism aren't that different.  Everyone has the same basic rules, but David just needs them pointed out and set in stone.

Rating:  *****

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