Monday, May 17, 2010

Book Club: House Rules by Jody Picoult

*Don't click to look inside...the pic is from Amazon :o)

Our monthly book club meeting was last Thursday and as always I was not disappointed.  Our selection for last month was House Rules by Jodi Picoult.  Let me start by saying that I have only read one other of her books, My Sister's Keeper, which I did like.  Some of the other ladies in the group have read several of Picoult's books and found this one to be not one of her best books.

This book involves an 18 year old boy who is diagnosed with Asperger's, a form of autism.  Jacob is high functioning and is very intelligent.  He is very interested in forensic science and will show up at crime scenes to "help" the police officers.  He is accused of murdering his social skills tutor who is his only friend in life besides his mother. 

This book was not as suspenseful as I was hoping it would be considering there was a murder.  I had it figured out really early on as did most of our book club.  This book brought about many great conversations about autism.  Our group has a lot of teachers or moms who used to teach as I did.  Between all 8 of us there that night, combined we have taught a lot of autistic kiddos.  Autism is such a hot topic as far as vaccines are concerned and that is brought up a couple times throughout the book.  I would recommend this book especially to a book club because we didn't stop talking for 2 hours about the book.  We usually talk that much but we tend to get off topic ;o)

Next up, The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak and I'm really looking forward to this one! 

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1 comment:

  1. I *loved* The Book Thief! I'd send you my copy, but 1) I recently rotated it to another friend and 2) it wouldn't arrive in time! lol