Izzy's mother had a rule for every circumstance, and since her death Izzy has used those rules to get by. But now her dad is planning to get married--to a woman Izzy barely knows. Her friend, Mrs. Mac, is sneaking contraband sausage and her big brother Jason is ... well, being Jason. As Izzy tries to fix things she discovers that sometimes you have to make up the rules as you go along. A touching, often funny story of love an acceptance, Rules for Life is a reminder that while we can't choose the family we were born with, we can choose the people we take along for the ride.