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House Rules - Jodi Picoult

House Rules

Author Jodi Picoult

  • Published: 2010-04-03
  • Category: Literary
4 Stars
4
From 92 Customers Review
Price: $11.99

Description

The astonishing novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult about a young boy with autism falsely accused of murder.

When your son can’t look you in the eye...does that mean he’s guilty?

Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. But he has a special focus on one subject—forensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he’s always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he’s usually right.

But when Jacob’s small hometown is rocked by a terrible murder, law enforcement comes to him. Jacob’s behaviors are hallmark Asperger’s, but they look a lot like guilt to the local police. Suddenly the Hunt family, who only want to fit in, are directly in the spotlight. For Jacob’s mother, Emma, it’s a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. For his brother, Theo, it’s another indication why nothing is normal because of Jacob.

And over this small family, the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob commit murder?

Top Customer Reviews

  • House Rules

    4
    From Patsy Pugh
    I was totally involved in this story. I have an adult daughter with Asperger's. I, like Helen, wanted to keep Zine in the main stream of life. I never put a title on her to explain why she was different. I now wonder if I was in denial. I wondered if I was to blame somehow. I never spoke to Zine about why she was different until she was nearly 30 and still living home. Anyway, I felt. Comfort in readying this story and seeing all the traits that Zine has lived with, in print. It was like a validation , of sorts. She is a wonderful girl and has brought so much joy to our lives. Thank you Jodi.
  • I Owe This Author Everything!

    5
    From Kierstyn_Elyse
    I bought this book in hopes I could get my mom to read it and understand what life is like in my shoes ( I have Asperger's too ) ...... No other book clearly showed just how it felt, day by day, the constant assault to the senses and the confusion of social interaction. Now my mom has purchased every one of Jodi's books! K
  • Brilliant

    5
    From EmilyWiz
    Jodi has done it again! You can definitely tell that she has yet again done her research extensively on topics that are highly debated. The characters and topics presented in House Rules really struck home with me and I feel this book should be read by all students in high school. Great work, Jodi!
  • Wow. What a great book!!!!

    5
    From Camspanges
    Not only is it very well written but the subject matter is so different from what you normally see. It was almost impossible to put down and when I did I could hardly wait to get back to it. Highly recommend it to everyone can't wait to read more from this author
  • House Rules

    5
    From JRSDAR
    Great book!! Everyone should take the time to read it.
  • House Rules

    5
    From Wes Green
    Excellent read. Couldn't put it down