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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

House Rules
Jodi Picoult
Pg. 186

I am about half way through my book and so far I do not think the title House Rules fits this book. I mean there are house rules that Jacob has to follow, but I think for a title it should be more about the plot of the book and not just a minor thing in the book. Other alternatives I would pick would be The Autistic Child. I would choose this as a title because this book is all revolved around this boy named Jacob who is autistic. Throughout the book they keep explainging what autistic people do, so that is why I think that title would be a good alternative. Another title I would choose would be A Mystery To Be Solved. I chose this as another option for a title because throughout this book so far they have been trying to figure out who killed Jess. Jess is a girl who helped Jacob with his problems and would help him with situations he would have to face in the future. Jacob loves to be at a crime seen as well, so I thought that would be a good option because it would tie in with Jacob and also the plot of the book as well.


  1. I agree that the title should be about the plot, but maybe once you read more you will understand why. I like the alternatives you chose for the book. Do you think the autistic kid, Jacob killed Jess?

  2. Do you think there is another reason the author chose House Rules? Is there a symbolic message? Could you make up a title that would combine the autistic kid and his love of crime scenes? Do you think Jacob killed her or his he trying to solve the crime?


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