Library Ed. Recorded Books 2007
CS ISBN 9781428152069 $33.75 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 9781428152113 $46.75 Four CDs
DD ISBN $27.97
RULES is a timely story of three special children--one autistic, one physically challenged, and one who is coping with both. Jessica Almasy easily steps up to the task and slips from character to character with ease. Catherine, the protagonist, sister to autistic David, is done especially well. Her stream-of-consciousness thoughts are resonant, and listeners can effortlessly embrace her struggles. Adult voices are clearly differentiated from the preteens', allowing keen visualization of Catherine's struggle to separate herself from her parents' expectations. Her friendship with a physically challenged boy compounds her dilemma of what she believes is socially acceptable versus what she knows in her heart is true. Almasy truly does justice to this lovely Newbery honor novel. D.L.M. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]
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