The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Books | Fiction / Coming of Age
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.“Disorienting and reorienting the reader to devastating effect.... Suspenseful and harrowing.” —The New York Times Book ReviewChristopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.
Coming Of Age
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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"im an autistic teen like the main character of this book. I liked how Christopher relates to animals rather than humans because I am the same way. I also liked how it was written, and I feel like maybe it is sad that this is probably the only book written in this exact way. I dont like some of the stereotypes that are reinforced here, but they are sometimes true, which is why they exist, I suppose. "
"Truly a well-written book with a memorable plot and characters. I felt the events in the book proceeded very naturally. However, the ending made me feel a bit sad. It was the sort that the main problem is solved but not everything is put right."
"As someone who has relatives with special needs, this one really touched my heart. An unlikely hero that views the world differently, which makes it oh so magical."
"as an autistic teen, i found this book somewhat relatable, although not entirely accurate. i could do without the savant trope, but other parts feel pretty real, particularly the disassociation between one's feelings and thoughts/logic, and the main character's inner voice. in all, read this book if you want, just don't expect every autistic individual to be similar to christopher."