Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


Jodi Picoult's newest book, House Rules, is scheduled for release in March 2010. Following is a synopsis taken from Picoult's website.
HOUSE RULES is about Jacob Hunt, a teenage boy with Asperger’s Syndrome. He’s hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, and like many kids with AS, Jacob has a special 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. All of the hallmark behaviors of Asperger’s – not looking someone in the eye, stimulatory tics and twitches, inappropriate affect – can look a heck of a lot like guilt to law enforcement personnel -- and suddenly, Jacob finds himself accused of murder. HOUSE RULES looks at what it means to be different in our society, how autism affects a family, and how our legal system works well for people who communicate a certain way – but lousy for those who don’t.

2 comments:

Jill said...

This one's definitely on my list...Happy New Year!

inthehammockblog said...

Looks great! I've never read anything by this author!