The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
by Mark Haddon
Published by Doubleday
1% Well - Read Challenge Selection 1
Summary: Christopher Boone is a fifteen year old autistic boy. One night, he comes across the dead body of Wellington, his next door neighbor's dog. Christopher decides to become a detective and solve Wellington's murder. Over the course of his investigation, he not only finds the murder but uncovers a family secret that changes his life.
Review: An intense and engrossing book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, is a fantastic read. Haddon's words let you into Christopher's mind and world as he struggles to navigate through day to day life. Sometimes being in his mind was so overwhelming, I had to put the book down for a few hours or even a day. My heart went out to Christopher's parents, two people just trying to love and take care of a boy they can't even touch, as their adult lives spin out of control. I would highly recommend this book, the characters are interesting, the plot moves quickly, and I was left with a better understand of what it means to be autistic. Rating: **** out of 5