Saturday, November 10, 2007


(by Cynthia Lord)
Catherine’s little brother David is autistic. Every day, he wants his red umbrella and at five he needs to go to the video store and read the rating of every movie there is. Catherine makes a list of rules for David to follow, simple rules that most people usually learn at a young age. David is eight, and Catherine is convinced that she will help David speak like a normal eight year old boy. She makes a friend out of Jason, a boy who cannot speak, and Kristi, her new next door neighbor. This was Newberry Honor book, and it was serious yet funny. I give it an A+!

1 comment:

Tamara Hertz said...

Hello all,
I thought that "Rules" was a provocative, beautiful novel. I'm so glad it won an honorable award!