Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A recommendation: House Rules by Jodi Picoult

House Rules is about Jacob Hunt, 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 in his room, and telling cops what they need to do...and he's usually right.   But then one day his tutor is found dead, and the police come to question him.  All of the hallmark behaviors of Asperger's can look a heck of a lot like guilt to law enforcement personnel -- and suddenly, Jacob finds himself accused of murder

I really, really enjoyed this book.  As usual, I was sucked right into what was another amazing story by Picoult.  After reading several of her novels, I am begining to be able to pick up on her forshadowing and pretty much figure out the "mystery" of the story.  Even so, she still tells a fantastic story that questions my morals and endears me to the honesty of her characters.  Jodi Picoult is becoming a favorite author for sure!

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