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4.4 8
Kids Fiction 1476
A MUST Read
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5.0
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Reader reviewed by Amy Ward

No toys in the fish tank."


"Chew with your mouth closed."


"Not everything worth keeping has to be useful."


"Sometimes people laugh when they like you.  But sometimes they laugh to hurt you."


These are just some of the rules Catherine has created for the day her brother is miraculously cured from autism. Catherine lives her life taking care of her younger brother and trying to keep him from embarrassing her.  When she becomes friends with Jason, a boy that can't talk and must use a wheelchair, she gains a new perspective on life and on her brother. 


I LOVED this book!  I felt for Catherine, for David, and for Jason.  I could see all perspectives.  That is why the book is so amazing.  Catherine has normal feelings, even if she knows they are wrong on some level.  The book shows that even if someone is different, they still have normal, everyday feelings, just like the rest of us.  They shouldn't be treated differently.  I like the realization that Catherine makes at the end of the book about David and about Jason. And about herself and who she wants to be.

You must read this book!!!
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