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House Rules (Reprint) (Paperback) by Jodi Picoult

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About the Book



Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger's syndrome, but he has a special focus on forensic analysis. He's always showing up at crime scenes 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.



Book Synopsis



From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and the modern classics My Sister's Keeper, The Storyteller, and more, comes a "complex, compassionate, and smart" (The Washington Post) novel about a family torn apart by a murder accusation.

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. 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 thrust directly in the spotlight. For Jacob's mother, it's a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. For his brother, it's another indication why nothing is normal because of Jacob.

And for the frightened small town, the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob commit murder?

House Rules is "a provocative story in which [Picoult] explores the pain of trying to comprehend the people we love--and reminds us that the truth often travels in disguise" (People).



Review Quotes



"It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes."

--The Financial Times

"Picoult is a skilled wordsmith, and she beautifully creates situations that not only

provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us."

--The Boston Globe

Dimensions (Overall): 8.24 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.47 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 532
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Types of Characters, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Medicine + Health, Work + the Workplace, Conflicts + Dualities, General, Mystery + Crime, Psychology, Family + Friendship
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Jodi Picoult
Language: English
Street Date: November 9, 2010
TCIN: 12921846
UPC: 9780743296441
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0848
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews
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Amazing read on how disabilities and special needs effect our lives

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lauren - 8 years ago
“House Rules” By: Jodi Picoult House Rules trademarks a child who grows up different from everyone else, and not just your typical differences like hair and eye color, but someone whose mentality is different from other kids of the same age. This child’s name is Jacob Hunt, and he has a form of Autism called Asperger’s Syndrome. Part of Jacob’s Asperger’s follows what a typical child with Asperger’s will go through daily such as, having poor social skills and communication with others. Some of the main characters throughout this book are Jacob, his mom Emma, and his younger brother, Theo. I enjoyed how the author, Jodi Picoult really did her research on Asperger’s Syndrome and showed her newly gained knowledge throughout the book. For example how Jacob sticks to a specific schedule, eats certain foods, and is sensitive to lights, colors, sounds, and textures, is a typical part of having Asperger’s Syndrome. Also, part of Jacob’s dead set routine involved watching his favorite cop shows on T.V., which I enjoyed seeing this side of the main character. I also enjoyed how the author showed his personality through how he spends his time. The way Jacob can solve the police cases on the T.V. and in real life before the actual cops do, shows just how smart a child with Asperger’s can be, while lacking the social skills the discuss things with others. I enjoyed this books because my little brother has Autism and many people don’t understand how they are different, and just how tough it can be to deal with a family member, friend, or even a sibling with a disability. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about life with a disabled child, or for someone to cope with having someone in their family with a disability. I would also recommend this to anyone with an interest in mysteries and how to solve them. I would give this book a 5 out of 5 stars!!! It’s truly breathtaking and relieving to hear a story of a family dealing with disabilities just like my own family does daily.
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Very eye opening on Aspergers Syndrome and children with disabilities!!!!!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lauren - 8 years ago
“House Rules” By: Jodi Picoult House Rules trademarks a child who grows up different from everyone else, and not just your typical differences like hair and eye color, but someone whose mentality is different from other kids of the same age. This child’s name is Jacob Hunt, and he has a form of Autism called Asperger’s Syndrome. Part of Jacob’s Asperger’s follows what a typical child with Asperger’s will go through daily such as, having poor social skills and communication with others. Some of the main characters throughout this book are Jacob, his mom Emma, and his younger brother, Theo. I enjoyed how the author, Jodi Picoult really did her research on Asperger’s Syndrome and showed her newly gained knowledge throughout the book. For example how Jacob sticks to a specific schedule, eats certain foods, and is sensitive to lights, colors, sounds, and textures, is a typical part of having Asperger’s Syndrome. Also, part of Jacob’s dead set routine involved watching his favorite cop shows on T.V., which I enjoyed seeing this side of the main character. I also enjoyed how the author showed his personality through how he spends his time. The way Jacob can solve the police cases on the T.V. and in real life before the actual cops do, shows just how smart a child with Asperger’s can be, while lacking the social skills the discuss things with others. I enjoyed this books because my little brother has Autism and many people don’t understand how they are different, and just how tough it can be to deal with a family member, friend, or even a sibling with a disability. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about life with a disabled child, or for someone to cope with having someone in their family with a disability. I would also recommend this to anyone with an interest in mysteries and how to solve them. I would give this book a 5 out of 5 stars!!! It’s truly breathtaking and relieving to hear a story of a family dealing with disabilities just like my own family does daily.
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