Thursday, May 24, 2012

Inside the Mind of a Boy with Asperger's...Another Jodi Picoult Thriller

House Rules
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 The author discusses her personal experience with autism.

Song to Read By
Ludovico Einaudi - In un'altra vita (In Another Life)

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