HOUSE RULES, by Jodi Picoult

Hello Friends,

What would you do if the House Rules that your children abided by, had to be different that everyone else you knew?  What if the “normal” rules of society did not embrace your child, what if these were rules were the reason for his or her demise?

Asperger syndrome is defined as such: 

Asperger syndrome or Asperger disorder, is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic andcognitive development. Although not required for diagnosis, physical clumsiness and atypical use of language are frequently reported.

In House Rules, author Jodi Picoult delves into the world of autism with unparalleled ferocity.  You learn so much from reading House Rules.  You learn to empathize, even for a little bit, with the inevitable struggles that come with having Asperger Syndrome.  There is a human chord in every character of this book that will resonate with everyone.

You laugh, you cry, you root for the underdog.

We are so proud of our students, because, after hearing what House Rules was about, they collectively chose to read it as the next class read.  KUDOS!

Live, Love, Learn,

The Write Teacher 

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