Publication Date: 2006
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 670L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level R
Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8
Major Awards: 2007 Newbery Honor
Number of Pages: 241 pages
Approximate Word Count: 34,945 words -- The average reader will spend 2 hours and 19 minutes reading Rules at 250 words per minute.*
Audible Book Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
Book Themes: Treating People Equally, Autism, Using Others for Emotional Needs, Value of Having Rules
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Setting: Present Day -- The story begins on the first day of summer vacation.
The setting includes the following:
- Catherine's house (Catherine lives near the ocean. Her friend is spending the summer "7-8 business days for mail to travel" in Califormia, so the reader can assume Catherine lives on the East Coast.)
- Catherine's neighborhood
- occupational therapy clinic where
Catherine's brother goes for therapy
Some people think they know who you are, when really they don't.
First Line: "Come on, David."
Point of View: First Person from Catherine's Perspective
*Estimate from Reading Length