RULES by Cynthia Lord

A novel project by Adriana Montes

characters

  • catherine,she is a helpful, kind, and overly dramatic 12 year old girl who has a brother with autism.
  • david .he is catherine's brother
  • david and catherine's parents.
  • kristi.she is catherines next door neighbor and also happens to be 12 years old.
  • Ryan.he is a mean kid who bullies david beacause of his autism.
  • jason.he is catherines freind and he is disabled so he communicates through a communacation book.

Setting

The setting of the story is in the neighborhood and the hospital.

Plot

Catherine is a 12 year old girl who wants to live a normal life ,but this is imposible since she has a brother with autism and everyone in her family revolves around his disability.catherine makes 2 freinds in this story named david and kristy . These charcaters made a big impact in her life ,and this forced her to ask herself "what is normal"?

Authors tone

The author is talking in first person beacause she uses words like "i" and "we".she is also talking in 3rd person because she uses words her , him ,and them.The author makes the story sound dramatic ,happy,thrilling,and emotinal .she uses words such as sensitive and crude to describe an emotinal and dramatic tone.personaly i felt emotinal when reading this story.

Authors perspective

The author is talking in first person and i know this because she uses words like "i" and "we".she is also talking in 3rd person because she uses words such as her , him ,and them

theme

The theme of this story is accept people. and to not judge a book by its cover.

fun fact!

By the way Catherine and david are actually based of of the author's children.And yes Cynthia lord's son does have autism just like david.