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House Rules

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and the modern classics My Sister’s Keeper, The Storyteller, and more, comes a “complex, compassionate, and smart” (The Washington Post) novel about a family torn apart by a murder accusation.

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. 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 thrust directly in the spotlight. For Jacob’s mother, it’s a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. For his brother, it’s another indication why nothing is normal because of Jacob.

And for the frightened small town, the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob commit murder?

House Rules is “a provocative story in which [Picoult] explores the pain of trying to comprehend the people we love—and reminds us that the truth often travels in disguise” (
People).
Portrait
Jodi Picoult received an AB in creative writing from Princeton and a master’s degree in education from Harvard. The recipient of the 2003 New England Book Award for her entire body of work, she is the author of twenty-six novels, including the #1
New York Times bestsellers
House Rules,
Handle With Care,
Change of Heart, and
My Sister’s Keeper, for which she received the American Library Association’s Margaret Alexander Edwards Award. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her website at JodiPicoult.com.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 657
Erscheinungsdatum 01.10.2010
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4391-7754-9
Verlag Simon + Schuster
Maße (L/B/H) 17,1/10,6/3,2 cm
Gewicht 289 g
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
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House Rules
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Switzerland am 01.01.2013
Bewertet: Buch (Taschenbuch)

Another great read from Ms. Picoult. I loved the way I could feel in-touch with each of the characters as the author manages to portray them as, well.... humans, as diverse as we are, trying to cope with life and its' expectations and limitations. My favourite character has to be Jacob,... Another great read from Ms. Picoult. I loved the way I could feel in-touch with each of the characters as the author manages to portray them as, well.... humans, as diverse as we are, trying to cope with life and its' expectations and limitations. My favourite character has to be Jacob, quirky, loveable and witty. I appreciated the way the author managed to show us a spectrum of autism which most of us don't come into contact with, how it impounds on the family as a unit and not just the individual. She also manages to portray his thought and feelings about his outer world which I found touching. Being very "Vaccine-aware", I appreciated that this was included in the book, as I think too many people out there still turn a blind eye to the poisons we so willingly introduce into our children's bodies - all in good faith - and the sometimes devastating effects which become the end results of our wanting to keep our babies "Safe and Healthy" This book is about a murder which happens, and strangely enough, I did find myself feeling a bit frustrated because as much as it was about Asperger's Syndrome, it was still about a murder and it did trail a bit behind the whole story. I found the ending not as good as it perhaps could have been. Overall though, I genuinely enjoyed this book.

Eines ihrer Besten!
von Verena Gwosdz aus Offenbach am 17.11.2010
Bewertet: Buch (Taschenbuch)

Eines von Picoults besten Büchern...fesselnd, spannend und tragisch/komisch bis zur letzten Seite. Aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln wird die Geschichte des autistischen Jacobs erzählt, der einen Mord begangen haben soll. Man kann sich wieder unglaublich gut in alle Beteiligten hineinversetzen und macht so beim Lesen ein regelrechtes Wechselbad der Gefühle mit... Eines von Picoults besten Büchern...fesselnd, spannend und tragisch/komisch bis zur letzten Seite. Aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln wird die Geschichte des autistischen Jacobs erzählt, der einen Mord begangen haben soll. Man kann sich wieder unglaublich gut in alle Beteiligten hineinversetzen und macht so beim Lesen ein regelrechtes Wechselbad der Gefühle mit - eben eine "echte" Picoult.