Written by Mark Haddon

"the curious incident of the dog in the night-time"

About The Author

Mark Haddon is a 52 year old author. He was born in the United Kingdom. He worked with autistic children at a younger age. He won awards for this novel. The awards were the Whitbread Award, Guardian Prize, and a Commonwealth Writers Prize.

About The Book

The story follows Christopher Boone and his troubles in life with aspergers syndrome. Christopher is a 15 year old boy living in the United Kingdom. He only has his dad to take care of him since his mom died of a heart attack. Christopher has very interesting moments in the book that make you think of real life and how real the book actually is. One of my favorite moments in the book is when Christopher decides to run away from home. This shows confidence and courage in people with any mental disorder. Christopher has a pet rat named Toby. The book starts with what the title is all about. Christopher finds one of his neighbors dogs dead in their front yard. When he investigates, the woman calls the police because she thinks he killed the dog. The rest of the book is basically just his everyday lifestyle. Problems pop up here and there but they are really boring to read. Overall, I give the book a 4 out of 10.
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Text-to-self Connection

This book may be fiction, but it can relate to lots of people in the real world with this mental disorder. I have seen the affects of aspergers. My aunt's sister had this disorder. I never got the chance to meet her because she did not like talking to strangers. I heard stories and while I was reading this book she popped into my head a lot because they reminded me of her.