3/5/2010

A new mystery novel by Jodi Picoult features an 18-year-old protagonist who has Asperger's syndrome. According to this review of "House Rules," Picoult explores the effects of Asperger's on the character as well as the people in his life -- particularly his 15-year-old brother -- and offers readers a better understanding of and compassion for people affected by the disorder.

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