They tell me I'm lucky to have a son who's so verbal, who is blisteringly intelligent, who can take apart the broken microwave and have it working again an hour later. They think there is no greater hell than having a son who is locked in h...more
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I applaud Jodi Picoult for using her best-selling author position to educate people about Asperger's syndrome. She did extensive research and tried to present as much information as she could within the confines of a novel. At times this effort to educate interrupts the flow of the narrative, but I think she was striving for completeness. House Rules is a sort of "Primer on Asperger's" for people who may not otherwise seek out information on the condition. Picoult gives J ...more
*Sparks' books are still ones that I have no intention of ever reading. I watched 'A Walk to Remember' and 'The Notebook'. That's enough for one lifetime. There's like 50 movies based on his books now or something, a ...more
I would chalk it up to a mindless, predictable read best left for the times a reader is stuck in an airport, except it is so incredibly long that the reader will have the "mystery" solved and be left to slog through 400 more pages. Much too long for a reluctant reader and too boring and predictable for an in ...more
Many people criticize this book as being highly predictable. I disagree, mainly because I don't view it as a murder mystery. The auth ...more
In fairness Picoult has clearly researched Asperger's syndrome and goes to great lengths to ensure the reader also understands the symptoms and nuances of this type of autism and the impact it would have on a family, the community and society at large. It is the rest of this story that fell flat for me. I found the plot to be unrealistic and largely predictable. I figured out what happened ...more
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I used to enjoy Picoult's novels; I admit it! I thought the early books were well written with engaging stories and well developed characters. That is definitely not the case with her last few books. I think this will be the last one of hers I read for a long time (she's cranking them out at the rate of one/year. That in itself is very telling!)
In House Rules, Picoult takes every tic, symptom, quirk, obsession and social awkwardness of Autism and rolls them into one character. But, since many people with Autism have a hard time communicating, despite the traits she gave her main character, she had to give him Asperger's, which is a high-functioning form of Autism, so that she could set him up as a fir ...more
Dear Future Hannah,
You think you're going to have a fun emotional mindless time with one of these books. You are looking for an airplane read or a beach read or a sweet lil rom com read.
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|I am confused.... Theo, Jacob or Mark?||14||125||Jan 09, 2016 04:30PM|
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Her new novel, LEAVING TIME, is now available in hardcover, ebook, and audio.
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