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The astonishing novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult about a young boy with autism falsely accused of murder.

When your son can’t look you in the eye...does that mean he’s guilty?

Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. But he has a special focus on one subject—forensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he’s always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he’s usually right.

But when Jacob’s small hometown is rocked by a terrible murder, law enforcement comes to him. Jacob’s behaviors are hallmark Asperger’s, but they look a lot like guilt to the local police. Suddenly the Hunt family, who only want to fit in, are directly in the spotlight. For Jacob’s mother, Emma, it’s a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. For his brother, Theo, it’s another indication why nothing is normal because of Jacob.

And over this small family, the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob commit murder?

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House Rules
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Couldn't put it down!
February 2nd, 2015
I am a huge Jody Picoult fan and this happens to be my favourite book that she has written. I couldn't put it down. You can't help but cheer Jacob on!
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Page Turner
October 2nd, 2014
Although empathy is an emotion an Aspie can't feel, that's all you feel for Jacob, Theo, and Emma. Beautifully written and an enlightening read.
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Captivating
August 23rd, 2014
A heartrending account of a mothers intense need to protect her child from a life he tries to control with rules. Her love can only shield him do far though .
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House Rules-A Novel
April 19th, 2014
Strikingly accurate portrayal of life with someone with autism. Amazing work, as is all of Jodi's writing that I have read.
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House Rules
March 27th, 2014
Excellent! Kept me interested! Give it a chance.
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January 24th, 2014
This is a moving story. How you clear your son's name when he cannot communicate with you? This story was beautiful. True to Picoult form, it will take your breath away.
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January 24th, 2014
Loved the bond between family member's. Learned a lot about what some families have to go through with a child with a disability
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January 24th, 2014
An eye opening look at life on the inside of Autism. Recommend.
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January 24th, 2014
Excellent read!!! I recommend this to every picoult fan.
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January 24th, 2014
This story is so true to life. Its a great read. I love all of Jodi's books that I have read
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January 24th, 2014
This was an amazing book. Jodi picoult really does her research before writing. She does a great job at examining the life and actions of a young boy with asperger's. You really fall in love with the characters and the ending was the best.
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January 24th, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Jodi Picoult nails it again as she looks at tough social subjects.
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January 24th, 2014
good book read it! i really enjoyed the book because it is pretty damn awesome and to all reading u should do i
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January 24th, 2014
If you have read previous novels by J. Picoult you'll love this one too. Ms. Picoult does not disappoint readers and you'll come away with a greater appreciation for those with aspergers.
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January 24th, 2014
This, as far as I am concerned, is the best Picault book have read. I worked with People with Asperger's Syndrome and she" got it right". It is easy to dismiss those with Asperger's as not having emotions or a conscience and this book proves the naysayers wrong. I recommend this book as a means of learning about the difficulties faced by people with Autism and by their parents, families and friends.
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January 24th, 2014
Really makes you think about how we judge people without knowing their story. Everyone is different in some way and until we know the whole story we should not pass judgement. As someone told me once "by the grace of god" It could be anyone in this situation and how do we know how we would respond. A thought prevoking read as only Picoult does
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January 24th, 2014
As usual a Jodi Picoult winner. I learned more about Aspergers in this book. Couldn't put it down and as always a surprising finish.
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January 24th, 2014
This was a very good book! Kept you in suspense the whole time! Loved it! Would recommend it to anyone! Very touching and emotional.
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January 24th, 2014
Loved this book. An accurate portrayal of a person with Asperger's.
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January 24th, 2014
I really enjoyed this book. I thought that the insight into Asberger's syndrome was done with compassion, humor and dignity. I learned a lot.
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