Book Review: House Rules and My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

How is it MARCH already?!?!?! What the heck!

It’s Friday! I love getting out of school early. So much. My mom and I are gonna go xc skiing later, then I’m going to a basketball game with my dad.

My first Fitness magazine came in the mail today! 🙂

happy friday

I actually had a really busy week which I wasn’t expecting. I had some depression in the beginning of the week but it got better as the week went on.


March is National Reading Month! So what’s better than a book review to start it off?

Jodi Picoult, House Rules

This book is about a single mom with a son who has Asperger’s. Jacob is interested in forensic science and is always showing up a crime scenes. When there is a murder, signs point to Jacob… could he be a killer?

House Rules

I honestly loved this book. I was hooked from the start. Having autism myself, I could really relate when it was Jacob’s point of view. Picoult did a tremendous job researching that. It did of course, have to have some love story in it… ew. I think Picoult likes adding that drama.

It was definitely a page turner and I really wanted to find out what happened. This story really helps people see what   autism/Asperger’s are like. I give this book 4.5 stars!


Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

My Sister’s Keeper is about a young girl, Anna, who was conceived to be a donor for her leukemic sister, Kate. When Kate needs a kidney, Anna draws the line and wants medical emancipation from her parents. It’s a story about family, hope, and self-discovery.

My Sister's Keeper

I probably shouldn’t have been reading this, because it fueled my depression even more. Aside from that, it was a great book. You could see every side and why they wanted what they wanted. I’ve noticed the three Jodi Picoult books I’ve read have all dealt with court. I really learned a lot about the law. They also all had a love story… not my favorite. I really enjoyed reading this and want to watch the movie now!

This book really shows self-discovery and maturing. There’s also a strong emphasis on what is right and what is wrong. How far will you go to save someone you love, even if it hurts someone else?

I give this book 4 stars. The ending will really throw you for a loop!

4 stars

I think I’m done with Jodi Picoult for awhile. I want to read Life of Pi. Yes? No?

Any book suggestions?

What are your weekend plans?


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