Review of House Rules by Candace Oct 28, 2011
Jodi Picoult is an incredible writer; all of her books are inspiring and easily relatable. All of Jodi Picoult?s novels combine controversial issues and some sort of family drama. Controversial issues and family drama sum of the novel House Rules. The characters are both believable and can be related to if one has a family member with Asperger's syndrome.
The beginning of the book reminds people that it can be an everyday struggle when you have a disability standing in your way. Life is not always a ?piece of cake? and can be a rough journey, and that happens to Jacob, the main character in the book. His family (Emma and Theo) tries to cope with his disability but it isn?t always easy. Asperger?s syndrome causes Jacob to be a social outcast and causes him to have uncontrollable outbursts. The whole way, I felt sympathy for Jacob until he commits a brutal act. This act causes stress to the whole family and puts a twist on the novel. But you have to read it to find out exactly what happens next.