Rules by Cynthia Lord Reader ´ 208 pages Download Ù Cynthia lord


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Rules by Cynthia Lord Reader ´ 208 pages Download Ù Cynthia lord ´ Twelve year old Catherine just wants a normal life Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability She's spent years trying to teach David the rules from a peach is not a funnJason a paraplegic boy and Kristi the next door friend she's always wished for it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask What is normal Victoria Croteau28 September 2016B3Although the assignment due was to write a feminist book review the book I read had really nothing to do with feminism at all In Rules by Cynthia Lord the main focus is on the main character Catherine and how she gets through simple day to day tasks with her autistic brother David by her side In the beginning Catherine explains how her brother does not understand a lot of things that may come naturally to most For example David’s father always tells him that he will be home by five David takes this uite literally When his father does not show up exactly on time he begins to cry and throw a tantrum Catherine has to explain to her brother “Late doesn’t mean not coming”Lord 39 Throughout the book Catherine is teaching her brother new rules and reminding him of old ones When a new neighbor and potential friend Kristi moves in next door Catherine becomes even consistent with making sure the rules are followed hoping that her brother will not embarrass her David goes to therapy once a week and while waiting for him she meets a new friend Jason and they soon become very close Jason cannot speak and uses cards to communicate with people Since Catherine is good at art Jason’s mother asks her to make and decorate him some new cards Jason shows his appreciation for the cards by saying “Thank you Catherine New Words”Lord 74 With David Jason and even Kristi getting close to her she learns many lessons from them and becomes a little comfortable with the thought of autism and its effects I really enjoyed this book overall especially since I have an autistic brother so I could definitely relate to Catherine at some points Other times I kind of felt as if she overreacted to the situation Taking into consideration that I also have an autistic brother I kept thinking about what I would have done differently if it were me with my brother For example when Catherine went over to invite the new neighbors to a barbecue and David shrieked when he saw a bee she uickly said to the neighbor “Oh look at the time sorry gotta go”Lord 63 Even at the age of 12 I still knew how to react to a situation like this especially growing up where little things like that happened all the time The story captured how a person would react if they had just met the autistic person but Catherine had known her brother almost her entire life Maybe this would have been different if Catherine was a boy because boys seem to have that “carefree” attitude when it comes to stuff like that With all that being said I still believe that the book had a good representation of autism as a whole and had some pretty good scenarios in it I would recommend reading this book if you would like to learn about autism or even just as a fun uick read

Rules by Cynthia LoJason a paraplegic boy and Kristi the next door friend she's always wished for it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask What is normal Victoria Croteau28 September 2016B3Although the assignment due was to write a feminist book review the book I read had really nothing to do with feminism at all In Rules by Cynthia Lord the main focus is on the main character Catherine and how she gets through simple day to day tasks with her autistic brother David by her side In the beginning Catherine explains how her brother does not understand a lot of things that may come naturally to most For example David’s father always tells him that he will be home by five David takes this uite literally When his father does not show up exactly on time he begins to cry and throw a tantrum Catherine has to explain to her brother “Late doesn’t mean not coming”Lord 39 Throughout the book Catherine is teaching her brother new rules and reminding him of old ones When a new neighbor and potential friend Kristi moves in next door Catherine becomes even consistent with making sure the rules are followed hoping that her brother will not embarrass her David goes to therapy once a week and while waiting for him she meets a new friend Jason and they soon become very close Jason cannot speak and uses cards to communicate with people Since Catherine is good at art Jason’s mother asks her to make and decorate him some new cards Jason shows his appreciation for the cards by saying “Thank you Catherine New Words”Lord 74 With David Jason and even Kristi getting close to her she learns many lessons from them and becomes a little comfortable with the thought of autism and its effects I really enjoyed this book overall especially since I have an autistic brother so I could definitely relate to Catherine at some points Other times I kind of felt as if she overreacted to the situation Taking into consideration that I also have an autistic brother I kept thinking about what I would have done differently if it were me with my brother For example when Catherine went over to invite the new neighbors to a barbecue and David shrieked when he saw a bee she uickly said to the neighbor “Oh look at the time sorry gotta go”Lord 63 Even at the age of 12 I still knew how to react to a situation like this especially growing up where little things like that happened all the time The story captured how a person would react if they had just met the autistic person but Catherine had known her brother almost her entire life Maybe this would have been different if Catherine was a boy because boys seem to have that “carefree” attitude when it comes to stuff like that With all that being said I still believe that the book had a good representation of autism as a whole and had some pretty good scenarios in it I would recommend reading this book if you would like to learn about autism or even just as a fun uick read

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Rules by Cynthia Lord Ç Rying to teach David the rules from a peach is not a funny looking apple to keep your pants on in public in order to stop his embarrassing behaviors But the summer Catherine meets It's been a long time since I've read Rules This was the first book I ever purchased with my own money from the Scholastic book orders back when I was nine years old back when you could still get a brand new paperback novel for four bucks including tax now I feel old and the story always stood out to me For one thing it's about autism but from the standpoint of a sibling of a severely autistic child This is something which often goes ignored in fiction which is unfortunate I grew up with a severely autistic brother myself and a lot of kids don't understand the complexity of this issue or what autism is Rules also portrays autism realistically It's often comedic it's not sugar coated it isn't pandering but it also avoids harmful stereotypes as seen in Rain Man or The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time It's a novel progressive for its time which also still holds up as relevant today and an inclusive story that doesn't treat disabled characters as unwanted burdens but instead as real people Rules follows Catherine your average somewhat artsy and creative twelve year old girl who is reaching her teenage years and is starting to get tired of her autistic brother's often embarrassing unconventional behaviour This includes anything from shouting bizarre stuff at the local video rental store to putting toys in the family's fish tank David her brother doesn't mean it which logically Catherine understands However her parents always dote on him and put all the attention onto him and Catherine just wants normality In one eventful summer she meets Kristi a girl her own age and Jason a paraplegic boy who uses flash cards to communicate Through these two new friends Catherine learns to overcome her own biases discover who she truly wants to be as a person and also the cost of shame something which is captured in a very emotional unforgettable way near the end of the storyWhile Rules also serves as just a great summer read for people of all ages it's also an important book that offers a startlingly realistic portrayal of a family coping with autism in a way that doesn't add to the already existing stigma of autism and that can help younger readers understand disabilities in a simple yet profound way Book ✓ Rules by Cynthia Lord È Cynthia Lord

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Cynthia Lord È Rules by Cynthia Lord Book Twelve year old Catherine just wants a normal life Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability She's spent years t I've been trying to think of the best way to talk about this book I read it in a night and then forced it upon my mother who hardly ever makes the time to read and she finished it in a night Someday when my sister is ready I will have her read it too This book was so sweet and at moments heart wrenching It's a simple story about a young girl who wants to be known for herself not David's sister Her eight year old brother has autism and because of his special needs often takes the attention of their parents Catherine is in a tricky place She loves her brother so much that she regularly adds to a list of 'rules' for him things that the average person instinctively knows or learns very uickly but David needs to be taught Some of the rules are hilarious If it fits in your mouth it's food Some are heartbreaking Sometimes people laugh when they like you Sometimes they laugh to hurt you Yet as much as she cares for David he complicates her life Her parents thrust babysitting duties on her constantly her father rarely spends time with her alone but he will with David her brother is constantly embarrassing her in front of friends and neighbors To further complicate things they have a new next door neighbor who's Catherine's age and she does everything she can to hide David's behavior so that her new friend won't find out Catherine also starts up a friendship with a boy at David's therapy clinic who can only communicate by pointing at the pictures in his phrasebook It's a good story but it really was the moments between Catherine and David that struck me so much My seven year old nephew is autistic and there were so many moments that felt all too familiar Not all unpleasant but familiar One of Catherine's rules is If you don't have the words you need borrow someone else's David takes this to heart and is perpetually uoting Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad book to express how he feels and Catherine will respond back with the next line At one point Catherine is so angry at something David does that she refuses to respond to his usual line I'm sorry Frog The panic that David goes through when the usual routine is messed up broke my heart It is such a fragile sweet relationship and watching Catherine figure out who she is and importantly who she wants to be is such a nice journey I recommend this to anyone whose lives have been touched by autism or who would like to see how families deal with the day to day routines with an autistic child A beautiful story