Rules

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!

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  1. I’ve seen “Rules” in the schoolastic book orders before as well. I had no clue there was an autistic person in it! I’ll definately have to check that out! To answer your question I know loads of people with autism! I go to school and bowl with a lot of them. I know some people with Autism that can talk, some that can’t and some that can talk but only know a few words! I love hanging out with other autistic people!

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