HOUSE RULES by Jodi Picoult

In HOUSE RULES, Jodi Picoult explores the complex world of Emma Hunt, who is almost entirely focused on helping her eighteen-year-old son, Jacob, learn to communicate appropriately with his family and peers. This is a Herculean task, considering the fact that Jacob has Asperger’s syndrome, a disorder characterized by a compulsive attachment to order and routine, a tendency to take comments literally, hypersensitivity to bright lights, human touch, and scratchy fabrics, a reluctance to make eye contact, lack of empathy, painful bluntness, and difficulty relating to others. Emma’s life is complicated by the fact that her husband, Henry, left shortly after their younger son, Theo, was born, fifteen years earlier. Theo deeply resents the amount of time and money that his mother lavishes on his older brother.

March 2, 2010 В· Judi Clark В· No Comments
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