Cynthia Lord - Rules

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  • The golden Rules

    May 5, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Realistic portrait of growing up different
    Cons: Predictable ending

    Summary: Twelve-year-old Catherine's autistic younger brother David is a constant source of embarrassment for her, from his hand flapping and public tantrums to socially inappropriate behaviors such as dropping his pants in public. Catherine is constantly ... read more

  • Rule #512: Pantless brothers are not my problem

    Feb 4, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Strong characterization, solid message about acceptance
    Cons: Could've been longer

    Summary: Don't judge a book by its cover, unless it's got a picture of a ferris wheel on it (something tragic always happens in those). Exception #2: If it's Cynthia Lord's Rules. Because the delicious aquamarine fish-and-rubber-ducky cover is the perfect ... read more

  • No Toys in the Fish Tank!

    Jul 12, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful writing, endearing message
    Cons: Please see review

    Summary: NICOLE’S RULES: *Good literature must convey an universal truth. *Children’s books must possess endings that neither cause readers to sink into a miserable bog, nor float youngsters into endless clouds. *All works of ... read more

  • Joining the Dance, Even if It Means Breaking Your Own Rules

    May 15, 2007 by befus is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fully-fleshed out characters; tender and humorous tone; important subject well-handled
    Cons: ~~

    Summary: Adolescence can be such a painful, self-conscious time...and also hilarious and exciting! Who among us can't remember the feelings that come with being 12-on-the-verge-of-13, and wondering if everyone in the world is more "normal" or more blessedly ... read more

  • A rule to live by, Say excuse me after you burp.

    Mar 4, 2007 by pestyside is a Lead on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Honest look at a family with an autistic child, adolescent conflicts, humor, fresh perspective
    Cons: None

    Summary: Twelve-year old Catherine wants only a “normal” life, but that is just not her destiny. Her brother David is autistic and she struggles with her dual relationships as both the loving sister and embarrassed adolescent girl. In her role of a ... read more

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  • Rules was the Best book ever!!!!

    Aug 12, 2008 by
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    Pros: Interesting the whole way through!
    Cons: I think its more for younger girls because it is about a 12-year-old girl.

    Summary: I loved the book Rules! It made me think about other peoples point of views. i just couldn't put it down! it was interesting the whole way through, it didn't have any boring parts. I loved the book and would strongly recommend it to any ... read more

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