House Rules by Jodi Picoult

House Rules

By Jodi Picoult

  • Release Date: 2010-04-03
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
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Description

The astonishing novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult about a young boy with autism falsely accused of murder.

When your son can’t look you in the eye...does that mean he’s guilty?

Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. But he has a special focus on one subject—forensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he’s always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he’s usually right.

But when Jacob’s small hometown is rocked by a terrible murder, law enforcement comes to him. Jacob’s behaviors are hallmark Asperger’s, but they look a lot like guilt to the local police. Suddenly the Hunt family, who only want to fit in, are directly in the spotlight. For Jacob’s mother, Emma, it’s a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. For his brother, Theo, it’s another indication why nothing is normal because of Jacob.

And over this small family, the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob commit murder?

Reviews

  • By Adventures with Brianne

    5
    By brianne0741
    Stop what you are doing and go and get this book NOW!!!!! Words cannot describe how much this story touched my heart. I could not imagine being the mom in this story and what to do in her situation. Jodi Picoult did such an amazing job with this well written book, it made me wonder what all she has gone through with dealing with people with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. This book would be an amazing book for anyone to read. It really brings awareness to the autistic community and also what it might feel like to be in a person's shoes with Asperger's.
  • Great book and page turner!

    5
    By Anonymous 3377
    One my first books I have read by her and I absolutely loved it. It's been awhile since I read it last but I know I'd defiantly read it again.
  • Page Turner!

    4
    By ARandomReader
    This is the first Jodi Picult book i’ve read and I LOVED it. I agree that the ending doesn’t leave you with much of a surprise but the whole body of the book is a complete page turner. I litterally coudn’t but it town. Jodi gets into the minds of each character so well…Highly recommend this book!
  • House Rules

    4
    By Perky too
    If you have read all the reviews to this point you are probably going to buy the book as they are mostly good. The ending is fine just the way it is. That being said, the book is too long, but most of her books are, so if you're a Picoult fan you will expect this. You will learn more about Asperger's than you probably need to know, but it is still interesting. There is a lot of repetition as there are several characters telling the story....a few too many things that happened before. I have not liked several of her books but this is one of the better ones.
  • Jodi Picoult House Rules

    5
    By Zach & Junior Are Best Friends
    I Love This Book This Book Is Very Emotional
  • Book Worm

    5
    By Shoediva4life
    This book was an excellent read...really enjoyed it! Although the ending did have you like "umm..." So I wish this author publishes a part two of this novel! 😵
  • Not her best work.

    1
    By Akiko86
    I'm so disappointed. Picoult can do so much better - a character who is more of a collection of stereotypes than a person enmeshed in a paper-thin plot. Blech.
  • House rules

    5
    By Chardez54
    Brilliant! Jodi Picoult did it again, had my attention throughout the entire book. I couldn't wait to found out what the ending would be! Now that I have read all of her books, I hope she is working on another awesome story. She is absolutely one of the best authors I have read. Again awesome!
  • Kept me wanting more

    5
    By Letzrace
    Excellent book that had me turning page after page. I was unable to put it down.
  • Couldn't have been written any better.

    5
    By Alexandraa:)
    Absolutely perfect- especially the very last line!

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