Why do some people’s daily foibles, triumphs, and wince-worthy moments make for such terrific fun? V. Davis treats us to snapshots of her life with drawings and words that seem fresh and never forced. Many graphic novelists describe their own memories, moods, and misgivings, but this book is so much better (i.e. funnier) than most. Even if one does not particularly wish to be ‘made into a woman’, this book may just make your day, as it did mine.
Jacob Hunt is a teenage boy with Asperger's syndrome, and like many kids with AS, Jacob has a special focus on one subject -- in his case, forensic analysis. He's always showing up at crime scenes, thanks to the police scanner he keeps in his room, and telling the cops what they need to do...and he's usually right. But then his town is rocked by a terrible murder and, for a change, the police come to Jacob with questions. The hallmarks of Asperger's can look a lot like guilt to law enforcement personnel. Suddenly, his family is forced to wonder: Did Jacob commit murder?
This is a ticketed event.
The cost of the ticket is $28.00 (plus tax) and includes a free copy of the book, House Rules.
Tickets will be available for purchase on March 2, 2010 (the day of the book's release) at Vroman's Main Store and Hastings Ranch.