I read House Rules by Jodi Piccoult and I loved it. The story is told from the perspectives of many characters, but the main character is an 18 year old boy with Asperger's who is obsessed with forensic science. His fascination and detailed knowledge about crime scenes leads to him being arrested for the murder of his tutor who is found dead in her home. I really like how autism/Asperger's is explored in the book and thought that for the most part the depiction of the autistic character was very well done.
I also started reading The Essential Guide to Selecting and Using Core Reading Programs and I LOVE it. I am only two chapters in, but there is so much fantastic information that is absolutely perfect for the research direction I want to take with my dissertation. I feel like I am getting a really solid background on core reading programs which will ultimately help me be a more effective reading teacher when I use the program adopted by my district in the future.
Tomorrow afternoon we are leaving California and heading to Connecticut to spend some time with my family. I am SO excited to see my parents and my brother and his family! I am also excited to catch up with US Weekly (my mom always saves the recent ones for me when I come home). I am interested to read the recent articles about the breakup between Vienna and Jake....
One of my favorite things about summer is how much time I have to read.