Rules (Scholastic Gold) Paperback – Illustrated, 1 September 2008
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- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0439443830
- ISBN-13 : 978-0439443838
- Item Weight : 159 g
- Dimensions : 13.21 x 1.78 x 18.54 cm
- Publisher : Scholastic Paperbacks; Reprint edition (1 September 2008)
- Reading level : 8 - 12 years
- Language: : English
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It's summer break and 12-year old Catherine is longing to spend time with her best-friend Melissa. However, because her parents are divorced, Melissa is spending the entire holidays vacationing in California with her dad. Instead, Catherine spends most of her time 'baby-sitting' her younger brother David who suffers with autism. Her dad works full-time to support the family whilst her mother works from home to care for her brother.
Catherine enjoys art as an outlet for the pressures that are exerted upon her, and creates a list of 'rules' for brother David as a reminder of how to behave appropriately and comply with social norms. She often worries about what other people think about David, for example Ryan from school who regularly teases him.
Catherine becomes excited of the prospect of a new neighbour her own age moving in the house opposite, however is embarrassed by David when she attempts to make friends and finds Kristi's loyalties are tied between herself and boy from the local school, Ryan.
Catherine's mother regularly encourages her to sign up for classes at the community centre, as she notices Catherine is quite isolated in being a young carer. Catherine rejects this attempts and finds solace in art, fixation on befriending Kristi and counting down the days until her best friend Melissa returns.
Catherine often has to act beyond her years, her father struggles with time-keeping and she often has to deal with David's resulting meltdowns when the routine he craves is disrupted. She desperately seeks attention from her parents, and twice a week accompanies her mother to David's occupational therapy (OT) appointments in the hope to spend time alone with her. However, her mother is often concerned about David settling in and finds excuses to remain at the office. Here she meets quadriplegic Ryan, who can hear but not speak. She becomes embarrassed when he catches her drawing his portrait, however the two grow closer when she begins to illustrate word cards for his 'communication book'
The two become good friends, and after much persuasion and guilt, she asks Jason to the community dance where she's aware Kristi and Ryan will be. He encourages Catherine to tell her parents how she feels, and she gradually learns to accept David's autism and encourages all characters to become more tolerant and sensitive of our similarities and differences.