Christophers 5 Favorite Things
Dogs, Order, Red, Familiar People, and Toby
Dogs are meaningful to Christopher because as an effect of his autism he has trouble reading someone's facial expression. Whereas with dogs, he can easily tell what they are feeling. He also does not have to worry about dogs
Christopher likes things to be in a nice order because his autism causes him to not understand or comprehend events or objects that are miscellaneous. Also since Christopher is a very intelligent individual, he likes things to be the way they should be; in order.
Red cars are important to Christopher because of the kind of day depends on how any red cars he sees. In effect of expecting things to be in order, the pattern of red cars that appear in a row strongly appeals to him, causing him to be attracted to the red cars.
Christopher does not like strangers, therefore he enjoys and feels more comfortable with familiar people. Christopher's disability makes it hard for him to understand facial expressions, he takes things literally, and dislikes being laughed at. These are normal actions that you encounter with strangers; a smile, sometimes a figure of speech, a good laugh. If Christopher is not familiar with someone, it is hard for him to interact with them, so he prefers to interact with individuals that he has encountered before.
Toby, His Pet Rat
Toby is important to Christopher because he is Christopher's best friend. Just as the same reason Christopher likes dogs, he likes Toby; he is faithful. Christopher is clearly different, making it hard for him to make many friends. Since Toby is clean, faithful, quiet, and always around Christopher, he is Christopher's closest companion.