My Life of Travels and Adventures: Book Review: House Rules

Book Review: House Rules

28 March 2011


Another book review....  I finally finished House Rules by Jodi Picoult.

According to goodreads...


House RulesWhen 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?

I really enjoyed this book.  The last half of the book I was captivated and was anticipating the ending.  However, it was not what I expected.  But was really good still.  Yet another good Picoult book with a trial.  Definitely a book which I recommend.  5 out of 5!

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