Click on this link and watch the video. Then read the following and answer the questions as best you can from your memory of the story.
"...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?"
Here are some questions I would like you to think about and answer two of them. As usual, use MS Word and Word Talk BEFORE you post. Remember your name (first only) after your entry. Try to be original in your answers and ideas, and give details; don't read other posts by other students.
- What choices does Catherine make near the end of the book that show growth on her part?
- Why does Catherine risk in inviting Jason to the dance? Do you think that risk was worth it? Why or why not?
- What does Catherine give up at the dance? What does she give up in the final chapter with David?