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Rules by Cynthia Lord
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Apr 09, 12

bookshelves: made-to-read-in-school, duh-6th-grade
Recommended to Moe by: My Extended ELA teacher
Read in January, 2012

I love when teachers make you read books that you can't choose to read. I guess that its good for kids who don't read at all. But hate to break it to you, this book...

Sucked.

If they're trying to get kids to read, you just made it sure they won't read another word except "pizza" or "video games".I can not believe I am wasting my precious time on this book. Go and read it. See what I mean. Out of all the fabulous books like Harry Potter or Hunger Games they had to pick a book about a girl who can't stand her autistic little brother. Big deal. What about action-packed books about wizards fighting dark sorceries? Or corrupt dictators putting 24 tributes in the wilderness and only "one" can come out? We learn from those books, not from ones that talk about a girl that likes drawing with her stupid colored pencils when her brother is at the clinic. The only thing I got from this horrible, pointless rusty tin can of a book is that public education is...
going...
downhill.


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message 1: by Julie (new)

Julie Suzanne This cracked me up!


Lissy I can't


message 3: by G (new) - rated it 5 stars

G Well...if you were in sixth grade when you read this, I hope you've gained some perspective since then. Although I agree on the Harry Potter front, the only thing the despicable Hunger Games taught me is that pain and stupidity make you insane. Rules is real and present, and although I don't have daily encounters with my autistic family members, I think you probably should have gotten more out of this than you were willing to.


message 4: by Moe (new) - rated it 2 stars

Moe G wrote: "Well...if you were in sixth grade when you read this, I hope you've gained some perspective since then. Although I agree on the Harry Potter front, the only thing the despicable Hunger Games taught..."
Your right. I was a little to harsh on this book particularly because it was a school-issued book. I realize now that it did have some potential value and life lessons to do with Autism, so I guess you could say it was a little naive of me to call this book crap.


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