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The House Rules Book Discussion

  • May 21, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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The House Rules by Jodi Picoult is our next book, here is a description:

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?

http://www.amazon.com/House-Rules-Novel-Jodi-Picoult/dp/0743296443

Looks like this one will be a fast read! Bring something to share and we look forward to seeing you all in May!

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  • Taylor

    Thanks. I'm ok, but can't say the same for my car.

    May 22, 2013

  • Taylor

    I'm sorry I missed the meeting. I had a car accident on the way there. :(

    May 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wow! Hope it wasn't too major. And hope it didn't involve the ladder near cactus exit

      May 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wow! Hope it wasn't too major. And hope it didn't involve the ladder near cactus exit

      May 22, 2013

  • Jaina T.

    Great discussion, company and food last night. Thanks for hosting Kristin. See you next month!

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We also have a facebook page if you prefer to use that. We will try to post to both locations.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/432420166801962/

    May 22, 2013

  • Mariah S.

    Great to meet you all! Thanks for making me feel welcome.

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The next book is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green on June 20th. Location TBD. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11870085-the-fault-in-our-stars

    May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's the website for the girl with Autism I was talking about. The 20/20 interview is really good but it wouldn't load on my computer. Maybe you'll have better luck. http://carlysvoice.com/home/carly-in-the-media/

    May 21, 2013

  • Kristin

    Great discussion tonight, thanks everyone! The Fault in Our Stars by John Green was chosen for the next meeting on June 20, but here are the other books we discussed for future reading:

    -Reconstructing Amelia
    -Dog Stars
    -Dan Brown's Inferno
    -Perks of Being a Wallflower
    -Silver Linings Playbook
    -Gargoyle
    -What Alice Forgot
    -The Happiness Project
    -Ettiquette and Espionage

    May 21, 2013

  • Mariah S.

    Looking forward to meeting you all! Can I bring anything?

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ATTENTION!!! The bookclub location for TUESDAY has changed to Kristin's House @ 10844 N 100th st., Scottsdale, AZ !!!!! Please pass on the info!!!

    May 20, 2013

  • Leslie R.

    No longer have a sitter lined up :(

    May 20, 2013

  • Jennifer W.

    Please note the location change, thank you Kristin you are awesome! I look forward to seeing you all at the next meeting :-)

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here are some discussion questions (and other stuff) about the book. I didn't read through them yet because I didn't want any spoilers! http://jodipicoult.com/house-rules.html#questions

    April 30, 2013

  • Ellen M

    I can finally make it! And I've read the book!

    April 22, 2013

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