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House Rules by Jodi Picoult

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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    The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon (Cecilturtle)
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    Love Anthony by Lisa Genova (Iudita)
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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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Not my favorite Picoult story. I had it figured out within the first 100 pages (rarely happens). Mom was responsible for many of her problems, all by herself. ( )
  sraelling | Jul 29, 2015 |
It's been a while since I've read Picoult's books and was very pleased to read this one. The premise of this book is about Jacob, who is diagnosed with Asperger's. He life is turned upside down when he is charged with murdering his tutor. Like always, Picoult's books switch between all the major characters so you get their views.

For the rest of the review... warning spoilers ahead!!... go to my blog at: http://angelofmine1974.livejournal.com/86958.html ( )
  booklover3258 | Mar 20, 2015 |
This is such an unusual book. As with all of Jodi Picoult's books that I've read it's also about family dynamics and the complex relationships involved. This is a mystery that will keep you guessing till the very end. I highly recommend it. Lone Wolf is also a great book by Picoult. Check them out. ( )
  angelswing | Mar 10, 2015 |
Liked the book up till the end of it; then it just fell flat. Like a few other readers stated predictable & just fell flat. Truly disappointed in the ending. ( )
  feenie1010 | Feb 22, 2015 |
With Jodi Picoult, it's often "hit and miss" with regards to whether or not I'll enjoy one of her books. This one was a hit. ( )
  olegalCA | Dec 9, 2014 |
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Jodi Picoultprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sandberg, AnnaTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schumacher, RainerÜbersetzermain authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Everywhere I look, there are signs of a struggle.
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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