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House Rules
House Rules
Author: Jodi Picoult
Jacob Hunt is a teenage boy with asperger's syndrome. He's hopeless at reading social cues or expressinf himself to others, and like manu children with asperger's, Jacob has an obsessive 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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781742372570
ISBN-10: 1742372570
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 529
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 8
As the mother of an adult child with Aspergers, this book was a little too close to home. Hard to read at times, but true to the issues involved with the syndrome. I, also, figured out the ending before it came; not usual for me with Piccoult books, but all in all, this was an excellent book. I am having my other three children read it-the first one who finished it said he identified strongly with the brother and could really relate. Piccoult certainly did her research-her main character had the myriad of characteristics found with Aspergers---in real life, it's just not usually all wrapped up in one person! I so enjoy how she tells the story from the characters' different perspectives and how the issues are not black and white, but very grey---so much like real life. A great book.
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Helpful Score: 6
Jodi has gotten her groove back. As a fan of the author I was very disappointed in her last 2 books. This one is well researched and original. In this book she describes in great detail what it is like to live with Asperger's syndrome from multiple perspectives. It was an effective technique to write each chapter in the "voice" of one of the main characters. Having had little previous knowledge about this disorder I now have a greater understanding. The characters are well developed and come to life. This is a must read!
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Helpful Score: 5
I loved this book. I seem to be loving Jodi Picoult novels. If you ever knew anyone with Asperger's Syndrome, or if you are just interested in it, this book surely will explain to you very well, how it feels to HAVE Asperger's Syndrome and how it is to have a family member with Asperger's. A good story on top of that. Very easy read, kind of hard to put it down.
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Helpful Score: 5
This was a great book and I very much enjoyed reading it from start to finish! I learned much about autism and the way the brain works and it had a great story--it will keep you reading from page to page to the very end!
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book, highly reccommend it. We all know about autisism but this book really shows you what it is like to live with a child who has it. I thouroughly enjoyed this book.
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