Thursday, May 6, 2010

BBC "House Rules" Week 1

Hey! I hope everyone is having a great week and enjoying this months book! It's a lot different then the last one (but that's what book clubs are for, right!?). As always, add your link. If you're not done with this weeks reading come back and add it anytime! OK here we go....

Week 1 Prompt: What are your thought on the vaccination/autism link? If you are a parent, did it make you do things differently with your child (no right or wrong answers here! This is not a debate forum). If you aren't a parent, if you were to have children would this new found research change how you would go about getting your child vaccinated?

Also, as always, what do you think of the book?

My answers- I have to admit it did change how J and I did things when it came to Landon's shots. He got them all, but at a delayed pace. I'm glad we did things the way we did, it was peace of mind at the time. We got some slack for it, I have to admit. Some of the doctors aren't for it, but we are happy with what decision we made.

I'm really liking this book. I have to say that I'm already a Jodi Picoult fan, so I'm used to her writing and the way she jumps from person to person. I like the way the story is going and I'm curious to see where it's going to end. My only problem so far is the Jacob "chapters" I don't feel that they are really written in the way he would talk, it's almost like it's someone else telling it from his point of view? does that make sense? I have to say that I really feel for the brother and I feel sorry for him(I hate how he's acting out though). I can't imagine how he must feel.

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Bri0213 said...

I agree with you 100%! You picked such a good topic!! Can't wait to read some more tonight!!

tina said...

So far I dislike the book. All the jumping from one character to another drives me nuts. I do feel sorry for the brother. I remember growing up with this kind of life not as bad but still same feelings of never having a life of my own. I can't imagine how I would react if I saw someone wrestle their 6 foot kid to the ground in a store. I guess now I might understand a little more because of this book. I will keep reading and hope it gets better. I would still get my kids shots but I haven't seen the research. In my life I have only met one person who got a illness from shots and the shot brought out the illness that already was there. I think there are lots of things that cause a lot of illnesses now a days.

~His~ said...

I think it's different for everyone and it's a damned if you do damned if you don't. Making the choice of what shots for your child is good is like picking out an outfit that all 50 people will like. It's impossible. I believe in making the decision for yourself and your child and believing in it because it's your child not everyone else's.

Anonymous said...

If Leif and I have another child (especially a boy), we also would probably get them at a delayed pace as well, knowing what I know know.

I feel sorry for Theo as well, it would be so hard to grow up that way. Always being thought about second just cause you don't have an ailment and you are the "normal" one.

I love her writing style. I am so glad everyone choose one of her books! Are all her books written with different character points of view?