Jodi Picoult, Speaking of Normal #2

“I’m pretty much useless: not Jacob’s parent, and not one of his teachers. I’m just here as the benchmark alternative, so that my mother can look from Jacob to me and measure the distance between an AS kid and a so-called normal one.”

Taken from “House Rules, by Jodi Picoult. Theo is speaking, a teenager whose brother has Asperger’s.

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A son, a brother, a husband, a father of eight, and a friend. A follower of Jesus Christ. A fan of the Seminoles and all teams Atlanta. I write, I read, and teach when I can. I prefer red pens. I'm easily distracted. I've lived in Augusta, GA, northern Minnesota, the beautiful western NC mountains, and Tallahassee, FL - Go 'Noles. I played football for FSU, was on the national championship team in 1999, and took a few snaps with the Pittsburgh Steelers. My favorite colors are fluorescent yellow, and Garnet & Gold. I drive a minivan and think it's cool.
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3 Responses to Jodi Picoult, Speaking of Normal #2

  1. Dinah says:

    Wow. Poor kid. Poor mom.

    English writer’s note. Try “whose brother has”.
    A brother is a person. So, like God, should have “who” in descriptive phrase, not that.
    A brother who has Asperger’s syndrome. A God who loves us. A human parent who is not perfect….
    From a friend who loves reading your posts…..

    • ryan85 says:

      If I were posting on my writing blog I wouldn’t have made that error. LOL. I didn’t like that sentence when I wrote it. However, I was in a hurry… Changing it now, and writing about it on Discovering Writing. Thanks for the pointer!

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