by Jodi Picoult
Genre: Popular Fiction
Review: One of this author's talents is getting inside the minds of a diverse array of characters. Her novels surprise and thrill. There's a recipe: mix a legal drama with something medical and use multiple viewpoints--voila, a Picoult bestseller is born. House Rules is unique because it really captures the essence of a young man with Asperger's and his mother. The book doesn't judge him, but it portrays the traits of Asperger's Syndrome accurately and sensitively. The mom's mixed feelings are shared, yet a suspenseful drama still moves the story along at a swift pace.
Author/Book Website: http://jodipicoult.com/house-rules.html The author discusses her personal experience with autism.
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