Sunday, January 2, 2011

Book Club Spotlight -- House Rules by Jodi Picoult

This is one of the books that the library book club will be reading over the next six months. Here is the Barnes and Noble description:

Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger's Syndrome. He is hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brillant 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 is always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he's usually right. But when Jacob's small town 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.

This sounds like a tough subject. Have you read this? If so, what did you think?


Anonymous said...

Wow, this does seem like a difficult one. I haven't really read any Picoult but they always sound so sad, yet beautiful. Hope you enjoy this one.

Amy said...

I just finished my first Jodi Picoult novel, Second Glance. It was actually really, really good (kind of ghost story/family drama type thing). I thought about reading House Rules next, but I was a bit intimidated by the subject matter. Can't wait to hear what you think of it!

Sue Jackson said...

OH, another good one that I've been dying to read! Your library is making some great choices! I've enjoyed several Picoult novels, and this one sounds good.