Hey blog world! I’m reading a book called Rules by Cynthia Lord ! This is my first book review on my blog! I’ve been so curious and interested in this book since I first saw this book included in Scholastic Book Orders in elementary school! I rented this out from the library in our school!
The book is about 12 year old Catherine who is trying to have a normal life. But with her autistic brother, David, it’s hard. With his abnormal behavior (such as reading the rating of a movie loud enough for everyone to hear and getting triggered when he hears “Maybe, it depends, and I don’t know”) and embarrassing her in public, she decides to set up a list of rules on how to improve on his behavior. Such as “An peach is not a funny looking apple”, “Hug mom, not the video store clerk”, and even “Keep your pants on in public” and a bunch of others.
I know two people with autism. One, which is my friend, L.M., not bad autism at all, and my mom’s friend’s neice, K. K would probably act something similar to David. And K’s brother, J (never met J before (probably did but don’t remember it)), has more severe autism that K. He barely speaks, and yells a lot. He’s also in a wheel chair.
I plan to be a special ed teacher when I get older! I think helping out with disabled children would be a great thing!
I’ve finished chapter 1, and so far the book is really interesting!
Do you know anyone with autism? Tell me in the comments!