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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 head off David's embarrassing behaviors.

But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a surprising, new sort-of friend, 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?

by Cynthia Lord

  • Publication Date: September 1, 2008
  • Genres: Family, Fiction
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
  • ISBN-10: 0439443830
  • ISBN-13: 9780439443838