An interesting story but told, I think, in far too many words. Character developement is important but after reading House Rules I feel I know the main character so well that I can tell when he has fluff in his belly-button! Just a bit too much. Finishing the book I was glad to have been told the story but sorry that it took an unnecessary amount of time to do so.
Well Done! House Rules is fiction, but had an intriguing perspective into the life of someone with Asperger's. Couldn't wait to keep listening to find out what happened next.
This is so seated in reality of the way things can happen, it makes it well worth the cost. I would like to have a follow up book to pick up where this one ends. It left some unanswered questions, and the author did such a great job, I would like for Jodi Picoult to go on with the story.
Very rarely do I wish for an audiobook to end, but this one seemed to go on forever! Not much mystery involved, I knew how the "murder" occured pretty early on. I waited until the end though, and it just did'nt deliver. The "lists" drove me crazy. Odd way of telling a story!
I absolutly loved this book. Has great chacters and informative information with regards to the mind of someone with autism :)
Say something about yourself!
Its hard to believe the author can understand what is going on in the autistic boys mind, but once you get past that, its a great book, and an easy listen
I really enjoyed the book, but the ending was just suddenly tied in a bow, and abruptly finished. Not nearly enough answered questions and too many loose endings. I really loved the character of Jacob and his internal monologue. I just love Picoult's writing style. Definitely not my FAVORITE of her books, but a worth-while read.
This is a lovely story and very informative about Autism and Aspergers however one of the narrators speaks/reads so very fast it takes most of the enjoyment out of an audiobook. Oh what a shame this narrator can't just speak/read calmly - instead of being enjoyable it makes the listener feel very stressed.
Another good book by Jodi Picoult. I learned a lot about autism and aspergers syndrome. Great character study. Highly recommend the book.
Once I started this book I couldn't put it down. It's both a murder mystery and an amazing window into the life of a person with autism. I was a little disappointed with the ending but don't let this put you off reading it.