Book Reviews of The Usual Rules

The Usual Rules
The Usual Rules
Author: Joyce Maynard
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ISBN-13: 9780312283698
ISBN-10: 0312283695
Publication Date: 2/18/2004
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
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Excellent, thought-provoking book. The author brings you into the story to a point where you can empathize with all the characters, warts and all. This book is one that will not be forgotten easily.
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This book has stayed with me well after reading it. I couldn't put it down. It drew me in and I was rooting for Wendy, Josh and little Louie the whole time.
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A book where you can really empathize with the lead character. Events take her through the stages of grief from denial and anger to remorse and finally acceptance. You can see her growing along the way and the characters placed in the book to help her are just as interesting as she is. Great read!
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a wonderful book about a 13 year old girl struggling to come to terms with her mothers death on 9/11. i loved this book.
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I think this should be a must read for everyone. It should be standard reading in high school. It is well written and comprehensive. I recommend it highly.
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A well-written story of those left behind after 9/11 and how they make their way through the tragedy to a new life.
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This is a fantastic read. It is the story of Wendy, young teenaged girl trying to come to grips with her mothers death on 9/11. It's haunting and heartbreaking. A story of healing and how one September morning changed this young girls life. A page turner and an eye opener for me.This book is a keeper for those who are interested in this genre.
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One of the best books dealing with 9/11. Listed as one of the top ten best books for young adults, but written for everyone. A very moving story dealt with realistically.
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kind of a sad book
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EXCELLENT book. Maynard captures the voice of a heartbroken and confused 13/14 year very well - it was hard believing this was NOT a true account!
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I loved this story, it truly resonated with me. Great book.
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Most excellent book, told by a teen girl after she lost her mother on 9/11. Very sad but very hopefull at the same time.
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loved it! very moving. story of healing and forgiveness.
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Excellent story!
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I read this book when it came out in 2004, and it was one of the top reads for me that year... and I still remember some of the lines from it. I'm a grief and trauma resolution therapist so I can't stand reading books about loss that just don't ring true. This one rings, sings and VIBRATES true! Excellent read!