just finished reading...

I was a little concerned about this book because the past few Picoult's I've read I thought were too formulaic and predictable. I'm glad I read this book--Picoult has created some deep characters. The storyline centers on Jacob Hunt an 18-year-old with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. My experiences with AS students have been interesting to say the least. And I found this book true to my experiences, although my students have been much milder than Jacob. The book is an excellent exploration of the syndrome and its affect on everyone touched by it.

Each chapter is told from the perspective of one of the main characters and sometimes I lost track of whose turn it was. But that's my only complaint with the story.

As I read it I imagined it as a movie. I can't wait for my reading group to talk about it to pick their brains as to how they would cast it.

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