House Rules

House Rules

By (author) Jodi Picoult

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Jacob Hunt is a teenager: brilliant at maths, wicked sense of humour, extraordinarily organised, hopeless at reading social cues. And Jacob has Asperger's. He is locked in his own world - aware of the world outside, and wanting to make a connection. Jacob tries to be like everyone else, but doesn't know how. When his tutor is found dead, all the hallmark behaviours of Jacob's syndrome - not looking someone in the eye, odd movements, inappropriate actions - start looking a lot like guilt to the police. And Jacob's mother must ask herself the hardest question in the world: is her child capable of murder?

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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 42mm | 439.98g
  • 25 Nov 2010
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London
  • English
  • 0340979070
  • 9780340979075
  • 6,506

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Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard. Her previous novels include Keeping Faith, The Pact, and Mercy. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

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A national favourite ... touching and emotive. Sunday Express It's impossible not to get immersed in this intricate and fascinating drama. Cosmopolitan Book of the Month Brilliant. Absolutely gripping, insightful and very sad. SHE Book of the Month Impossible to put down and stayed in my mind long after I had finished. Observer HOUSE RULES is utterly gripping. Stylist

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Excellent book

Internal conflict of a mother fighting for her sons' lives and inculcating the correct values. The battle of right and wrong. The protective power of love. With this book Jodi shows the difficulty of making normal the most extraordinary lives.show more
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