RULES by Cynthia Lord

JOIN US AT THE NEENAH PUBLIC LIBRARY AT A NEW DATE AND TIME--

 WE WILL MEET ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th FROM 6:30 UNTIL 7:30 IN THE EVENING TO DISCUSS RULES AND ENJOY SOME SNACKS.

Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life.  Which is nearly impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability.  She has spent years trying to teach David the rules from " a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants on in public"--- in order to head off David's embarrassing behaviors.

But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a surprising, new sort-of-friend, and Kristi, the potential next-door friend she has always wished for; it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?

Filled with humor and warmth, Cynthia Lord's debut novel takes a candid and sensitive look at feeling different and finding acceptance--beyond the rules.