One of America's most popular authors, Jodi Picoult has earned a reputation for crafting riveting, topical fiction. In House Rules she examines how being different can have dire consequences. Teenager Jacob Hunt has Asperger's syndrome. A forensic science wizard, he follows his scanner to show up at crime scenes andgive law enforcement officials his advice. But when his tutor is found dead, he becomes a suspect. Suddenly, his Asperger's traits—not looking people in the eye, tics and twitches—look more like guilt in the view of police.
Published March 2nd 2010 by Atria Books
This book poignantly depicts a boy with Asperger's Syndrome and masterfully characterizes his struggles with his family and in all areas of life. As an educator, I really appreciate that Picoult has done her research because the characterization is extremely accurate without being stereotypical.This extremely heart-felt read switches point of views, increasing the emotional impact.