Notes to Become ? Exactly. . . ?

Yeah. . . Yours truly has no freaking clue how long it’ll take me to translate all 20 pages of differences between the books and movies. I’ll try my best to get them up by the end of the week…

In the meantime, let me tell you about another book that I read over the summer. It hasn’t been scripted to become a movie, but I honestly think it should be! I read this book called “House Rules” by Jodi Piccult. This lady’s so amazing, even Stephen King has been known to say “Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance.” It’s true. Look on her website, if you don’t believe me…

I like the main character Jacob. He may have Asperger syndrome, which is a form of Autism, but he is brilliant. Not just his IQ. I’m talking about the fact that Jacob is involved in a crime investigation, and you feel badly that he is. He is not allowed to lie, and you just KNOW that he’s trying his best to cover for somebody the entire book. Instead of planting a red herring for the police like he thinks he’s doing, he BECOMES the red herring. I hate to dumb down this character to the very basics of his role in “House Rules” because he is so vivid and likeable, but that’s his role in the storyline. He plants evidence to have the police think he’s done it, but we know there’s a bigger picture here.

I won’t tell you any more, because it’ll give away the story…

Jodi writes Jacob’s character very well. I almost want to say that she’s done her research SOO well, I was convinced that she had a son like Jacob. Either that, or someone she loves has it. She treats us to an inside look into what it’s like to live with a person with Aspergers.

I know many people who have an aversion to wikipedia , but I find it’s got the best definition of what Aspergers is. Read up!

Treat people who are different from you with respect. You’ll never know that on the inside they’re more beautiful than you, if you do not even TRY to get to know them. That’s the WHOLE point behind “House Rules.” You’ll love it. Go straight to the bookstore or library and check it out. You’ll be glad you did!

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