Thursday, 12 January 2012

House Rules - Author Jodi Picoult

I am a huge Jodi Picoult fan and I adore this book. What do the words “Look after your brother” really mean?  As parents we set “House Rules” and hope that our children will follow them and interpret them in the way they were attended. For people in the Autistic Spectrum rules can have a very literal meaning, and as a teacher of students with disabilities I love the perspectives that this book brings to the reader. In this novel Jacob Hunt has an obsessional interest with crime scenes, and inadvertently brings suspicion on himself when his life skills coach is found dead.  His inability to effectively communicate highlights the heartbreaking frustration of parents of children with Aspergers, but it is his brother’s story which is also very moving and worthy of attention.

Busy Chick’s highlight – always got to love the ending of a Jodi Picoult novel.  I love that she has highlighted this topic in such an accessible manner.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book. It really makes you appreciate how "easy" we have it.