House Rules

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Hodder & Stoughton, 2010 - Asperger's syndrome - 554 pages
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Jacob Hunt is a teenager: brilliant at maths, wicked sense of humour, extraordinarily organised, hopeless at reading social cues. And Jacob has Asperger's. He is locked in his own world - aware of the world outside, and wanting to make a connection. Jacob tries to be like everyone else, but doesn't know how.

When his tutor is found dead, all the hallmark behaviours of Jacob's syndrome - not looking someone in the eye, odd movements, inappropriate actions - start looking a lot like guilt to the police. And Jacob's mother must ask herself the hardest question in the world: is her child capable of murder?

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Such a great writer! - LibraryThing
There were just too many imperfections in the plot. - LibraryThing
A good yarn, with engrossing characters. - LibraryThing
Finally, there were major problems with the ending. - LibraryThing
The character development is also satisfying. - LibraryThing
But her research was great and the story was fantastic. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - KRaySaulis - LibraryThing

wonderful book! Two issues 1) I couldn't put it down long enough to enjoy the rest of the world. I was completely captivated for 6 full hours pausing only long enough to refill my water glass. And 2 ... Read full review

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User Review  - ShouldIReadIt - LibraryThing

Jacob has been accused of murdering his Social Skills teacher Jess. No one can believe Jacob would do such a thing because he never breaks rules and loved Jess. However, when he confesses he did it ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard. Her previous novels include Keeping Faith, The Pact, and Mercy. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

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