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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
'The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs Shears' house. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when they think they are chasing a cat in a dream. But the dog was not running or asleep. The dog was dead. There was a garden fork sticking out of the dog.'
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's, a form of autism. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.
This is an interesting and engaging book about the murder of a neighbour's dog. It's set out very well and stretches your mind but it's quite unusual and not something I would usually take off the shelf. Because it is written by a kid with a disability, even though he is 15 he can still sound like a little kid. It is a very appealing book (except for the language!) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It made me think about a lot of things. For example, do all people with autism have the same symptoms? And even though some autistic people are really good at maths and science and are really smart, do they actually know how to take care of themselves in the real word? How do they cope? Reading this book gave me an insight into the lives of autistic people and how the people around them react to all of it. You will ever guess the ending.
I very much enjoyed this because it kept me thinking the entire time. The way he handrails life must be hard but he does. Chris is very brave as he make careful choices on whts going tot happen. When Mark Haddon writes iI, it's like a real teenager wrote it. There's a bit to much swearing so I recommend it for high school. I give it a 7/10
This amazing book helped me understand how it really feels to be autistic. It enables me to feel empathy for them. The curious incident of the dog in the night time is a worthwhile book to read. It is not an everyday book, it's different and really interesting. Sometimes it can be a bit confusing but this helps you visulise what Christopher is thinking. I defently recommend this fantastic book.
This book is very different and interesting. It is in a peculiar setting with unusual perspectives. The main character, Christopher, is a fifteen year old boy with autism. It is about him investigating 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' and on the way trying to make relationships and communicating with people. I found this book a little confronting, but it had a great storyline. It was amazing how Mark Haddon could really capture the way Christopher thinks. I would recommend this book for ages 13-18 (or possibly even adults).
I found this book very strangely written, although I absolutely loved it. I agree with the review on the back of this edition "Gave me that rare, greedy feeling of 'this is so good I want to read it all at once but I mustn't or it will be over too soon" Observer
This book deserves 6/5 because of it's general awesomeness. The whole book, plot, characters and seting were masterfully created and put toghether. I would have to reccomend this to older kids because having been given this book at the age of 9 by my grand father, there were a lot of scenes that were definety not appropriate at my age then [there I go sounding like my mum]. But other than that go out, borrow this book and make sure you have nothing on for the nxt 1 to 2 weeks because once you have read it you will want to read it many times just to satisfy your Mark Haddon Craving because as far as I know this is the only book he has written.