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The Rules of Survival

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 31 Ratings and 31 Reviews

Book Description
It all starts when Matthew observes a heroic scene in a convenience store: A man named Murdoch puts himself between an abusive father and his son. Matt is determined to get to know this man. And when, amazingly, Murdoch begins dating Matt's mother, it seems as if life may become peaceful for the first time.

Matt and his sisters have never before known a moment of peace in a household ruled by t... More

Book Information
PublisherDial Books For Young Readers
BindingHardcover (10 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages272
Publication Date09/07/2006
The Creators
About Nancy Werlin (Author) : Nancy Werlin is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Nancy Werlin include The Rules of Survival (Unabridged), Are You Alone on Purpose?.
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Reader Comments
9/6/2011 Grier Cooper said:
Horrifyingly illustrative depiction of life with an abusive, vindictive, crazy parent. Matt and his sister Callie struggle to survive and protect their younger sister, Emmy, under the reign of terror and constant stream of men their mother, NIkki, drags home.... when she bothers coming home at all. ... more

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