Sunday, June 27, 2010

"House Rules" by Jodi Picoult

House Rules by Jodi Picoult is outstanding!  It’s the story of Jacob Hunt, who has Asperger’s.  He is accused of murdering his tutor, Jess.  The writing is outstanding to say the least.  You get into it right away and you really get to care about the characters in the book.  This book is actually laugh out loud funny some of the time.  I highly recommend you read House Rules.  It will make my top 5 books of the year easily and I read a lot!
(Gerard's Review 6/22/10)

House Rules by Jodi Picoult is about Jacob, an 18 yr. old boy who has Asperger’s that is charged with murdering his social skills tutor.  He was obsessed with watching “Crime Busters” to the point where he would take notes on every episode, even those he already saw.

I really liked this book a lot because it was funny and interesting.  The trial really cracked me up.  I also liked when the author outlined Jacob’s thought process.  He thought cats must have Asperger’s too because they are very smart like him and also sometimes just want to be alone like him.  The defense attorney was funny too--not being a criminal lawyer made his character humorous. 

Some books I have to make myself finish but this one I looked forward to reading and found it hard to put down.  I think it’s one of Jodi’s best.
(Karen's Review 6/19/10)

See another review:  Debra's Book Cafe


  1. By urbansuburban on June 19, 2010 18:21:
    I have it sitting on my bookshelf, but I haven't got to it yet. I'll have to move it up in the line!

  2. It goes real fast, you should definitely move it up. Some people like it and some don't, but Gerard and I both enjoyed it. The ending was less than what I expected but it was a page-turner for me and Gerard.
    (comment moved from old blog in response to above 6/19/10)

  3. Stopping by from SITS!

    I just reviewed this one as well! I agree with the humor you mentioned, although overall, wasn't as happy with it as y'all!

    Check it out:


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