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House Rules

by Jodi Picoult

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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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    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 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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This kept me captivated, wanting to read more and figure out what happened and who really “did it”. Unfortunately that was the best I can say for this book. No one was exceptionally likeable, no one listened when it mattered and no one seemed to care when they said they did. A little quality police work could have ended this book in two chapters. I wanted to like it...I just couldn’t. ( )
  MrMet | Apr 28, 2023 |
I don't know how to separate my personal experiences from my feelings about this book. Some of it struck me as an accurate description of family life with Asperger's Syndrome, some did not. There were slight inaccuracies related to the diagnosis of AS versus classic autism that surprised me, given Picoult's reputation for solid research. I also didn't feel there was a satisfying resolution to the story. Too much was left up in the air, and the ending provided the reader with no revelation that he or she couldn't have deduced about halfway through the story.

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  CarolHicksCase | Mar 12, 2023 |
Not an easy read but worth persevering. ( )
  NaggedMan | Feb 9, 2023 |
I thought this was very good. i had it as an audible and was very pleased with that aspect also. I do enjoy her books a lot ( )
  KyleneJones | Apr 25, 2022 |
And another one of hers that hooked me from the start. On this one I kind of saw the end coming and so it was a little uneventful at the end compared to some others for me. However, I really was fascinated by the inside look into a family with a child that has Asperger's. ( )
  WellReadSoutherner | Apr 6, 2022 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Picoult, JodiAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Artajo, MaximilianNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Artajo, NicolásNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Juszkiewicz, MichałTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mallász, Ritasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Orlow, RichNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paris, AndyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Poole, NicoleNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sandberg, AnnaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schumacher, RainerTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Turetsky, MarkNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Welch, Christopher EvanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Nancy Friend Stuart (1949-2008) and David Stuart
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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.
Only the liar knows that he's lying.
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Paru en 2016 sous le titre : À l'intérieur
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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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