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... show more
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?
Publish date: November 9th 2010
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 532
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Realistic Fiction
, Womens Fiction
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Another fantastic book by Jodi Picoult! Picoult is one of my favorite authors ever since I read “My Sister’s Keeper”. What I love about her, is, that she is not afraid to write about difficult topics. “House Rules” centers on Jacob – a young man with Asperger’s. When his social skills teacher is fo...
This is one of those books that you just really don't want to put down, and then when you do, you're still thinking about it! I love all the characters and she makes them so relatable even thought they're all different and not at all like me. I also love the fact that I can pretty much count on the ...
One of my favorite authors. Her books are written locally and always hit home. Another great book.
This is strange book. It talks about autism child. It goe really is a novel about a boy that has Asperger Syndrome. It has goes though the life of a boy that has Asperger Syndrome and he has younger brother. Jacob is accused of murder and they end of going to trail and Jacob acts out and has outbu...
DNF'd at 7% when the author irresponsibly suggested that the vaccine/autism theory is a scientific likelihood.