Thursday, July 21, 2011

House Rules by Jodi Picoult

So I had to post one more post before I went way MIA on my blog because I finished a book...I can't just not post a review when I finish a book...So enjoy my review! :) And then I'll see you after vacation!

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. 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?

My Review - So I pushed myself to finish this book before going on vacation because this will be the first vacation that I can take my Nook aka Herbie with me and not 4 or 5 books. BUT getting off track of the review...I say I pushed myself but it wasn't a painful push at all. In fact I enjoyed this book. It's not my favorite from Picoult and it's not my least favorite. I don't think I'll forget it anytime soon because of the characters and it had me guessing till the end. I knew something was going on with Theo but I didn't know what it was. I would have liked some more info as to what happened to Jacob as far as the trail goes AND what went on between Emma and Oliver after the trail was over. But overall it was a pretty good book. I give it 3 stars! And I'll always be reading Picoult's books when she puts them out!


Erica said...

Thanks for another wonderful review! Another book to add to my ever growing "to read" list thanks to you. Haha!

I just finished "The Help" by Katherine Stockett, I highly recommend it! Last night I started "Blink of an Eye" by Ted Dekker all because you said it was good. ;-)

Love ya and have a great vacation!

AudreyO said...

Wow, the book sounds wonderful. Now I want to know did he do it or is he able to help them solve it? LOL