The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
Book Review by Sammy Lewis
Grade Eight English
Bigelow Middle School
Christopher John Francis Boone is the main character and the narrator of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. Chris is autistic and his mother is dead. He lives with his father in Swindon England. When the dog from across the street is found dead with a pitchfork in its neck, Christopher vows to find the murder. As he’s looking, Chris finds things about his family that he never guessed were true.
Haddon uses an interesting voice to narrate the story from the point of view of an autistic child.
“I put my hands over my ears and closed my eyes and rolled forward till I was hunched up with my forehead pressed onto the grass. The grass was wet and cold. It was nice.”
Pros and Cons
Pros: This book is so well written that you will fall in love with the characters immediately.
Cons: If you are not a math person, you might have difficulty with some parts of the book, but don’t run yet, the book is too good to pass up.
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