The Alison Rules

The Alison Rules

What is It About Alison?

For one thing, she has rules:

When stealing a rowboat, ALWAYS check that the oars are the same length, so you don't go in circles.
In reference to your best friend's crush, KEEP your feelings to yourself.
NEVER use your locker if that's where you were standing when told the very worst news of all.
But rules -- like hearts -- are meant to be broken.

From Catherine Clark, author of Frozen Rodeo, comes a profound story of friendship, love, and loss.

Alison tries to deal with the pain of her mother's death by sticking to rules until charming Patrick moves to town, and then she learns that no matter what, life still happens to you.

Title:The Alison Rules
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780060559823
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    The Alison Rules Reviews

  • Rachael

    From the amazing author Catherine Clark comes this incredibly moving story, The Alison Rules.Despite what Alison's friend Laurie always says, Alison always insists she doesn't have a set of rules. How...

  • Valerie

    Don't let the description on the jacket cover fool you. This book is deeper than it lets on. I've read the book half a dozen times and I've sobbed hysterically everytime. The book is YA and it does st...

  • Page

    The Alison Rules is a book that made me think of how difficult things have to be for Alison. Alison is the main character in this book. Alison faces a hard battle of losing her mother. After her mothe...

  • Adriana

    In The Alison Rules by Catherine Clark, the focus of the story is on how Alison is coping after a family tragedy. Smothered in a small town in Massachusetts, high school sophomore Alison has withdrawn...

  • Shannon

    Something about this book bothered me, and it took me a while to realize that it was because the author seemed to be afraid of the word "suicide" even though that was one of the book's main themes. I'...

  • Jennifer Murray

    I cried. A ton. A nice, fluffy read (as the back seemed to indicate) this is not....

  • Amanda

    Ending is a shocker. It made me cry....

  • Librariann

    Ages 12+ Slightly more serious than Clark's other titles. HELLO SAD BOOK. YET ALSO AWESOME. ...

  • Pretty Little Liar

    OMG, it was SOO sadddddd....

  • Ella

    It was an amazing book, but I cried at the shocking end! This was a very heartbreaking novel!...