Adam's Reviews > The Rules of Survival

The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
3624990
's review
May 17, 10

bookshelves: required-for-young-adult-lit-class, young-adult-lit-30, first-10-for-ya-lit-class
Read from April 23 to 25, 2010

The story of three children trapped with an unstable, mentally and emotionally abusive mother kept me reading. I was hoping to learn that she (the mother) suffered from something like bipolar disorder, but that was never discussed.
This is written as a letter from one child, Matt, to his little sister, Emmy. It was a little tiring how often the author referred called Emmy by name, but I learned to ignore it.
Content warnings: child abuse. A mother who randomly flies off the handle, stalks people, threatens, does drugs and brings strange men into the lives of her kids. Also forces a very young girl to drink alcohol. Characters consider killing each other. I'd recommend for mature kids of at least 14.
likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Rules of Survival.
sign in »

No comments have been added yet.