I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Again, as I have found in a couple of Jodi Picoult books that I have read, this book is told from the different views of the several main charecters. As in the other books I like the way that this gives us different opinions and helps us see deeper in to some charecters that we may not otherwise see.
We are told the story of Jacob, an 18 year old high school student who suffers from Asperger’s. We learn of his lifelong stuggle to fit in with his peers and make friends. Jacob finally finds an allie in his social skills tutor Jess who seems to be the only person outside of his very small family circle who understands him.
Then Jess is found murdered.
From the background information we are given at the start of the book, I pieced together the puzzle rather quickly and couldn’t understand why the other charecters had not done the same. However, do not take this statement to mean that the book is by any means boring or predictable.
The book is quite emotional as Jacob is targeted and bullied as people undermine and dismiss his condition. You really begin to sympathise with him and understand the pain his mother and brother Theo are put through.
It’s hard to say much about this book without giving away the plot but it is definitely a good read with a touching ending that shows us the strong bonds of family.