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Rules by Cynthia Lord
Transcript of Rules by Cynthia Lord
Before writing Rules, Cynthia Lord wrote short stories for adults.
Cynthia Lord grew up in New Hampshire
The book Rules won the Newberry Honor award.
by Cynthia Lord
Cynthia Lord has a collection of rubber duckies.
was inspired by the fact that Cynthia Lord's son has autism.
Cynthia Lord has two kids and lives with her husband.
Cynthia Lord also wrote a novel called "Touch Blue"
Main Characters: Catherine, David, Jason, Kristi, and Ryan.
Cynthia Lord considered her sister to be her first friend.
Cynthia Lord tells her young writers to read, write,learn and dream.
Cynthia Lord's first dog was named Peanut.
Catherine has up and down feelings about her younger autistic brother David. She loves him, but she is always embarrassed by the way he acts and feels that her parents don't listen to her. She makes rules for him for his sake to be normal and for her sake to not be embarrassed. When a new girl moves in next door, Catherine wants to befriend her, but is worried that David might ruin her chances. Then Catherine meets and befriends Jason, a paraplegic who uses a book to talk, and she starts to realize that being normal is hard and probably unneeded.
Catherine wants to have a normal life, which is difficult because her brother has autism. She creates rules for him for his knowledge, and for her to not be embarrassed. She meets a paraplegic kid named Jason at the clinic they take David. A new girl move in next door and Catherine really wants to be friends with her but is scared about her reaction to David. They become friends soon.