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House Rules by Jodi Picoult
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Picoult's novels usually deal with a controversial issue and she tells the story from many points of view. This novel is about a young man with Asberger's Syndrome who must navigate the complexities of the U.S. Court system...a system that is not user-friendly to people with mental disorders, especially one such as autism. I had a hard time putting the book down and learned a lot about autism in the process. Highly recommended.

House Rule = Take care of your brother. He's the only one you'll ever have. Jacob is an 18 year old boy with Asberger's Syndrome. He is extremely smart, obsessed with forensic science and has no idea how to communicate or relate to the outside world, a trait common to people with autism. His younger brother, Theo, loves his brother but struggles with the fact that his whole life is affected by his brother's illness. When Jacob's social skills tutor is murdered, Jacob is arrested and his trial impacts his entire family.


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