The Resource House Rules

House Rules

Label
House Rules
Title
House Rules
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by Jodi Picoult
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Language
eng
Summary
When a teenage boy with Asperger's is arrested for murder, his family face a daunting task to prove his innocence.Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance.' - Stephen King'Picoult has become a master - almost a clairvoyant - at targeting hot issues and writing highly readable page-turners about them ... It is impossible not to be held spellbound by the way she forces us to think, hard, about right and wrong.' - Washington PostJacob Hunt is a teenage boy with Asperger's syndrome. He's hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself to others, and like many children with Asperger's, Jacob has an obsessive focus on one subject - in his case, forensic analysis. He's always showing up at crime scenes, thanks to the police scanner he keeps in his room, and telling the cops what they need to do - and he's usually right. But then one day his tutor is found dead, and the police come to question him. Reluctance to make eye contact, stimulatory tics and twitches, inappropriate gestures, all these can look a lot like guilt. Suddenly, Jacob finds himself accused of murder.House Rules looks at what it means to be different in our society, and at the extremes of love and loyalty a family must call upon to help each other overcome impossible circumstances.Jodi Picoult is the author of 16 bestselling and widely - acclaimed novels. Read more about her on her website www.jodipicoult.com.au
Summary
Unable to express himself socially but possessing a savant-like knack for investigating crimes, a teenage boy with Asperger's Syndrome is wrongly accused of killing his tutor when the police mistake his autistic tics for guilty behavior
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Picoult, Jodi
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
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  • 880
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
House Rules
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:6044a5a3-5284-47ee-8e3c-6e83fccaf15d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742692647
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optical disk
Label
House Rules
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6044a5a3-5284-47ee-8e3c-6e83fccaf15d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742692647
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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