November Books 5) Rules, by Cynthia Lord

A decent and humane American YA novel about a teenager whose younger brother is autistic; she develops friendships both with the boy in the wheelchair who is a fellow client of her brother’s therapist, and with the new neighbour’s daughter; and the two friendships compete, though as it turns out mostly in her mind. More about growing up than anything, but in a real world where real people are dealing with real disabilities.

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  1. I guess I read most of them when I was 19 living in a house with a fairly complete collection. I found them very entertaining then, good on historical detail and some rollicking mild erotic scenes. I wouldn’t call them great literature, by I was thinking of making them my next insomnia read when I get tired of Lovejoy.

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