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House Rules by Jodi Picoult
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House Rules

by Jodi Picoult

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (terran)
    terran: An autistic teen solves a mystery and accomplishes more on his own than many people expect of him.
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    Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (YAbookfest)
    YAbookfest: Picoult gives a view into the lives of all the characters involved when a teen goes on a shooting rampage in his school. Like House Rules, each chapter's takes a different character's point of view. It's more subtle and complex than House Rules.
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    Marcelo In The Real World by Francisco X. Stork (fromthecomfychair)
    fromthecomfychair: It's a story about a boy with Asperger Syndrome that, while no more realistic than Picoult's book, is better written, and less predictable. For me it trumps Mark Haddon's popular book as well.
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The book centers around 18-year-old Jacob (who like me) has Asperger's. I usually enjoy Picoult's books more, but this one dealt with Jacob getting charged with murder and getting put on trial-- not what I like to read about. Jacob is fascinated with crime scenes and forensics, which gets the better of him-- landing him in a mess of trouble. Though not a favorite book of mine... the book does deliver the goods. As with all of her books, things are not always cut-and-dry. There is much suspense and a bit of who-done-it, leaving you wondering how the book will end in a satisfactory manner. Things are nicely tied up in a believable way-- that makes sense if you pay attention. Been years since I read one of her books and she is as good of a writer as I remember. ( )
  RTFleming15 | Feb 17, 2016 |
Interesting story about a single mother, Emma Hunt, who has an 18 years old son, Jacob, who has Asperger syndrome. Jacob is accused of a murder of his tutor and the story goes around how Emma deals with the situation; the court, her day-to-day life, dealing withher other son, while she is still not sure if Jacob commited the murder or not. Picoult did a good job explaining what Asperger (high-functioning autism) is and how a person with the syndrome thinks and behave. Towards two-thirds of the book, I figured who was the "murderer" but did not expect that the ending was quite abrupt. The other question in my mind is that, couldn't Emma just ask Jacob what really happened and get a straight answer? But probably Jacob was just following the house rules his mother created. If anything, the book has succeeded in addressing how each characters thinks and feels and how everybody cares about each other in the family. It is a page turner and smartly written. ( )
  parvita | Feb 8, 2016 |
why didn't the mother just ask her son what happened, a little unbelievable that everyone involved that understood Aspergers didn't ask the right questions ( )
  Claudia.Anderson | Feb 7, 2016 |
interesting storyline...enjoyed most of the book but I was very very disappointed in the ending of the book. I felt that it ended too abruptly after following the characters throughout the story...i really wanted their reactions and feelings. Basically a teenage boy with Aspergers is accused of murder. His obsession with forensic science and habit of crashing crime scenes only backs up this accusation. The story alternates through the points of view of the teen, his mother, brother and lawyer. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
interesting storyline...enjoyed most of the book but I was very very disappointed in the ending of the book. I felt that it ended too abruptly after following the characters throughout the story...i really wanted their reactions and feelings. Basically a teenage boy with Aspergers is accused of murder. His obsession with forensic science and habit of crashing crime scenes only backs up this accusation. The story alternates through the points of view of the teen, his mother, brother and lawyer. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
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Sandberg, AnnaTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Everywhere I look, there are signs of a struggle.
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Nobody ever asks Superman if X-ray vision is a drag; if it gets old looking into brick buildings and seeing guys beat their wives or lonely women getting wasted or losers surfing porn sites. Nobody ever asks Spiderman if he gets vertigo. If their superpowers are anything like mine, it's no wonder they're always putting themselves in harm's way. They're probably hoping for a quick death.
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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 he keeps in his room, and telling the 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 – not looking someone in the eye, stimulatory tics and twitches, inappropriate affect – can look a heck of a lot like guilt to law enforcement personnel -- and suddenly, Jacob finds himself accused of murder. HOUSE RULES looks at what it means to be different in our society, how autism affects a family, and how our legal system works well for people who communicate a certain way – but lousy for those who don’t.
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A teenager with Asperger's syndrome--smart, quirky, with a passion for crime scene analysis--winds up on trial for murder.

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