The Curious Incident of the Dog

By Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Just something to catch your eye

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon is a very interesting book. It is a mystery novel where Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15 year old boy who has autism disorder called Asperger syndrome. That makes it difficult for him to understand body language and emotions but he is tremendously good at math and more logic based skills. Christopher finds a dog lying on the grass in front of his neighbors house. When he gets closer he realizes that the dog was dead, and soon the neighbor, Mrs. Shears, emerges from the house, screaming. She thinks that Christopher killed the dog and calls the cops on him. Christopher goes to jail cell for few hours but his dad gets him out. While he was in the jail cell he decided to write a book about him investigating the dogs murder. During the book he finds out secrets about his family and things he wished he didn't know.
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About the author

Mark Haddon is a British writer. He was Born in Northampton, England. He was educated at Uppingham School and Merton College, Oxford, where he studied English. After college, he worked few jobs. One including working with people that have disabilities, and the other creating illustrations and cartoons for magazine and newspapers. Haddon worked with autistic individuals as a young man. In 1987, he wrote his very first children's book, Gilbert’s Gobstopper. He then wrote many other children's books that were often illustrated by him. He is well known for his 2003 novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. He won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and Commonwealth Writers Prize in the Best First Book category.

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Praise

I was very interested in this book because I find mystery novels fun to read. I enjoy trying to find out who did what and what happens next. This book made me feel like I'm part of the book and trying to find clues on who killed the dog. It made me feel like I was Christopher and I was trying to figure all the lies his dad told him. I recommend this book to all young adults because it shows no matter who you are, you can do almost everything. Christopher has a disorder and it was very hard for him to figure things out but he kept working and kept asking people questions. He kept investigating to fing who killed the poor dog. Christopher is a very smart guy and he work hard and he found the truth about everything. He found the person who killed the dog and he found out things from his dad that he never knew. This book shows everyone that no matter how disabled a person is, to never give up on things you want to find out.

What surprised me the most

What surprised me the most in the book is how his dad lied to him for so many years without feeling any guilt. He knew how hard it was for Christopher to understand emotions and how he would be so upset about finding out the truth. He lied to him for so many years and I believe that if Christopher never found the letters his dad would have never told him the truth. It's hard enough for Christopher to have a disability but finding out that your own father lied to you for so long is just so devastating.