Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: House Rules by Jodi Picoult

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

By the time I tackled him in the doll section, he was completely out of control. I tried singing Marley to him. I shouted at him to make him respond to my voice. But Jacob was in his own little world, and finally the only way I could make him calm down was to become a human blanket, to pin him down on the industrial tile with his arms and legs flung wide.
This week I'm reading House Rules by Jodi Picoult. This was recommended to me by one of the ladies at the Senior Center. Here is the description from Amazon:
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?


  1. So sad.. I don't know if I could read this one. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


  2. Hope you enjoy the read. I've read a few Picoult novels, and she's one of those authors who is hit or miss for me.

  3. Looks like a good one! Picoult usually does a good job with current issues.

  4. I loved this book, which really explores the misunderstandings of others about people with challenges.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THINGS WE DIDN’T SAY”

  5. I loved this amazing book! Jodi Picoult did a great job of taking her readers into the mind of someone with Asperger's. She often tackles uncomfortable subjects, and that's why she is one of my favorite authors.
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  6. Sounds like it's a powerful moment, especially since I see Jodi's the author! Hope you're enjoying it!

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  7. I love that synopsis and your teaser, too. This looks to be an emotional book and possibly gripping. I hope you enjoy it!

  8. Sounds really intense! I hope you enjoy it!

  9. This sounds really familiar, but I can't remember if I've read it! It sounds really good though!

  10. I either really like her books or I don't. Hope this is a great read for you.

  11. I so feel for that mother in that scene you shared. I hope you are enjoying this one!


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