But as a novel, and a murder mystery the book is good, well written, and kept me on my toes. Even though I was pretty darn sure I had it figured out long before the author let us know for sure, I was happy to know I was RIGHT! ;-)) You'll have to read it yourself to find out what I mean about that!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Book Review: House Rules by Jodi Picoult
I finished reading this book last Thursday, Dec. 23rd. But I had already posted for the day and I was determined that that be my last post until after the holidays. I have read several books by this author, Jodi Picoult, and I have liked them all for various reasons. This one I found most interesting as the main character is a young man with Asperger's syndrome. I've actually had two young boys in my counseling practice in the past with this diagnosis, well one was diagnosed and the other had the symptoms, but had not yet been diagnosed. I was not anywhere near an expert regarding this disorder and eventually when it became more clear I had to send them on to other counselors for treatment. I found the descriptions quite informative in this novel. However, I did not concur with the author's pointing the finger at vaccinations as a cause of Asperger's syndrome. Everything I have read in scientific medical findings is that that is NOT true.