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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

the curious incident of the dog in the night-time

Christopher John Francis Boone, age 15. He can tell you all the countries in the world and every prime number up to 7,057; but he hates the colors yellow and brown. Christopher's special teacher, Siobhan, prompts him to write a book. The curious incident of the dog in the night-time is just that. He decides to write about his investigation on who killed his neighbors dog, Wellington. After he promises his father that he won't investigate anymore, he learns some disturbing family secrets. So, he grabs his pet rat, a bag of food, and runs away. When he arrives at the train station he comes across many problems; he's 15 years old, hates to be in a crowd, and doesn't like traveling to new places. 
While I was reading this story, I had to keep reminding myself Christopher was 15. He jumps around quite a bit, this is more of a journal than a book. This tell-all story made me realize how different everyone really is. Christopher is a genius, but has a few difficulties. His journey to London and finding out who killed Wellington made him realize how strong of a person he really was. I encourage everyone to read this amazing book. You won't regret it.

Looking for other books by Mark Haddon?
The Pier Falls and Other Short Stories

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