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03 April 2010 @ 11:24 pm

Title: House Rules
Author: Jodi Picoult
Grade: A
Blurb from the Back:
"Jacob Hunt is a teenage boy with Asperger's syndrome. He's hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself to others, and like many children with Asperger's, Jacob has an obsesive focus on on 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 bops what they need to do- and he's usually right. But then one day his tutor is found dead, and the police come to question him. Reluctance to make eye contact, stimulatory tics and twitches, inappropriate gestures, all these can look a lot like guilt. Suddenly, Jacob finds himself accused of murder."

First Sentence:
"Everywhere I look, there are signs of a struggle"

Okay so this was pretty good. There were even stages where I found myself worrying about the characters while I was going about my everday life, and I wanted to read it pretty much every second until I finished it.
For the first time though, I actually worked out the twist before the end of the book. And I mean, I was looking for it (like you always are with a Jodi book) so I dunno if it was especially obvious in this book or if i am superbly intelligent. I'll settle for the latter.I'm aware that some members of the club haven't read this book yet, so I'm not gonna give too much away. I will say, though, that Emma is the character I conneced with the most. Worth the read my friends.



Current Location: home
Current Mood: blahblah
Current Music: thomas crowne affair in the background
Courtney Kimhollow13 on April 3rd, 2010 10:41 am (UTC)
So excited to get into it!