About the book:
Author: Cynthia Lord
Genre & Age Group: Realistic fiction, middle grade
Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She’s spent years trying to teach David the rules-from “a peach is not a funny-looking apple” to “keep your pants on in public”-in order to stop his embarrassing behaviors. But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a paraplegic boy, and Kristi, the next-door friend she’s always wished for, it’s her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?
Source: Public library
How I found out about it: Goodreads
Review: This was a short but sweet read! This book was only 200 pages long and I finished it in a day and a half, but it was so heartwarming, and every page had importance in the book! There were not many filler scenes, each page went right to the point which I really enjoy in books, you don’t get bored as easily XD. Catherine, at first, was really scared to show and tell people about her autistic brother, David, and her paraplegic friend, Jason. She was afraid of what her new neighbour, Kristi, would think of her and that she would diss her because she hung out with them. Despite this, Catherine was a very sweet friend to Jason, and I feel like they really understood each other well. She looked beyond Jason’s disabilities and saw the real him, which can sometimes be hard for people to do, even if they don’t admit it. I loved David as well. He was so cute, and Catherine was a very helpful and protective sister to him! She always tried her very best to be as patient as she could be towards him, and for the most part, it worked! For lovers of Wonder, Out of my Mind, and Counting by 7’s (reviews of those books to come), this book is a winner!
Rating: 4/5 Stars!
30 Day Book Challenge: Today’s prompt is my favourite male character. Hmm… I can’t decide between Noah Flynn from the Girl Online series and Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss! They both seem like such gentlemen, and from their physical descriptions made in their books, so cute as well!
So yesterday I bought a few books! Shown in the picture are Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone! Both books have a lot of hype and I can’t wait to read them! My brother also got The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and after he finishes reading it, he will lend it to me so we can both read it before seeing the movie!