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House Rules: A Novel

A book by Jodi Picoult

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House Rules by Jodi Picoult

  • Aug 15, 2010
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I am giving this book maximum marks. I've never read any of Jodi Picoult's novels before but as the mother of an Asperger's adult I was very relieved to see a novel that is available to the world. There are lots of professional books, but none done in this type of style. She must have done extensive research because she has Asperger's to a T. No two individuals are alike and yet I could see my son in Jacob. The heartbreak of social difficulties, the needing routine, expressing himself in a language that you have to learn to understand and expressing yourself back in a way he can understand even if it means repeating the same thing in two or three different ways until he understands.  My review written in a different manner is also available on my own review site at http://shirleymacsbookpicks.blogspot.com/201...es-by-jodi-picoult.html

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review by . August 20, 2010
Jodi Picoult is one of those writers that takes time to get accustomed to.  Her books often deal with tough issues and present you with tough situations.  This is what makes her books interesting and what makes them worth reading.  Over time Jodi Picoult has developed a style and a formula that works.  It can be annoying at times to read this particular formula, but I don't always mind it.  Most writers have a particular style that works for them.  Jodi Picoult …
review by . June 28, 2010
I found this to be an inspiring book, that really forced readers to think about the way that they judge and respond to others.  Simply because someone is label with a disease or disorder does not mean that that is how that individual has to become.  Asperger’s syndrome  does not make someone any less of a person, and this novel really helps hit that point home.       Though some portions of the plot were predictable, there were a few twists involved …
Quick Tip by . January 30, 2011
Another great novel from one of my favorite novelists.
review by . June 21, 2010
DELETE THESE QUESTIONS IF/AFTER YOU RESPOND!!        What was your emotional reaction as you read? Why? My emotional reaction was feeling sorry for the mother in this book. She had alot to go through.        Who would you recommend this reading to and why? Good book for moms, probably. Especially moms of children with Asperger's.        Consider the Plot.       The plot is about  a teenage …
review by . August 20, 2010
For Emma Hunt, days revolves around color coded meals, clothes arranged in rainbow order and strict adherence to routines. Her teenage son, Jacob, has Asperger's, and while he is brilliant, he also has immense difficulties with social interactions and the slightest deviation from his routine can cause a break down. While others pity her situation, she cannot imagine her life any other way.      At the expense of her marriage - her husband left soon after Jacob's diagnosis …
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
One of my favorite authors of all time. All of her books are wonderful!! This one is no exception.
review by . May 10, 2010
For more book review, please visit www.luxuryreading.com      For Emma Hunt, days revolves around color coded meals, clothes arranged in rainbow order and strict adherence to routines. Her teenage son, Jacob, has Asperger's, and while he is brilliant, he also has immense difficulties with social interactions and the slightest deviation from his routine can cause a break down. While others pity her situation, she cannot imagine her life any other way.       …
review by . July 04, 2010
First, I must admit that I'm a fan of Picoult. I enjoy her writing and her stories. They can be a little formulaic, but I always feel like I learn something and I'm almost always surprised by the ending. It's her thing. It's what she does and she does it well.    Until now.    It pains to me to say this, but WHAT THE HECK? I'm not even going to get into the ending, or lack thereof. But she gave away her ace in the hole, the surprise, the "wow" moment through …
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The astonishing new novel from #1New York Timesbestselling author Jodi Picoult about a family torn apart by an accusation of murder.

They tell me I'm lucky to have a son who's so verbal, who is blisteringly intelligent, who can take apart the broken microwave and have it working again an hour later. They think there is no greater hell than having a son who is locked in his own world, unaware that there's a wider one to explore. But try having a son who is locked in his own world, and still wants to make a connection. A son who tries to be like everyone else, but truly doesn't know how.

Jacob Hunt is a teenage boy with Asperger's syndrome. He's hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, and like many kids with AS, Jacob has a special focus on one subject--in his case, forensic analysis. He's always showing up at crime scenes, thanks to the police scanner he keeps in his room, and telling the cops what they need to do...and he's usually right. But then his town is rocked by a terrible murder and, for a change, the police come to Jacob with questions. All of the hallmark behaviors of Asperger's--not looking someone in the eye, stimulatory tics and twitches, flat affect--can look a lot like guilt to law enforcement personnel. Suddenly, Jacob and his family, who only want to fit in, feel the spotlight shining directly on them. For his mother, Emma, it's a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding ...

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ISBN-10: 0743296435
ISBN-13: 978-0743296434
Author: Jodi Picoult
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Atria
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