Sunday, March 21, 2010

House Rules, by Jodi Picoult

Well, I've been feeling guilty for ages for not having read any Jodi Picoult, so I snagged her newest off the Book Express wall and read it up.
I guess now I've read one, I don't need to do it again.
It was readable, but I feel VERY cheated by the plot, and found the ripped-from-the-headlines thing annoying and stale. The desperate (but gorgeous, natch) single mother, struggling to fight for the rights of her Asperger's Syndrome 18 year old son accused of murder- really? Are we honestly, as readers, expected to believe that with all of her activism, research, and awareness wouldn't have designated herself as a legal guardian of him at 18? Plot holes you could fly a 747 through.

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