Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Britisher Haddon debuts in the adult novel with the bittersweet tale of a 15-year-old autistic who's also a math genius.Christopher Boone has had some bad knocks: his mother has died (well, she went to the hospital and never came back), and soon after he found a neighbor's dog on the front lawn, slain by a garden fork stuck through it. A teacher said that he should write something that he "would ... Read full review

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime

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Christopher John Francis Boone is a fifteenyearold autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes. He knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for a captivating and unusual tale. Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

5***** and a ❤ A unique perspective on Asperger's syndrome. Clever and engaging. Christopher is 15 years 3 months 2 days old. He attends a special school (but he is NOT stupid). He doesn't like brown ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Funny and bitter sweet, the narrator's perspective is unique - it's told from the perspective of a very challenged/talented young man who is just starting to learn about life (as we think we know it ... Read full review

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

Excellent! This relatively short novel is written from the perspective of a teenager with Asperger's Syndrome. The story took me right into the mind of a person with this problem, and I could hardly ... Read full review

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User Review  - micahmom2002 - LibraryThing

I enjoyed the story but really enjoys the narrators voice from the perspective of the autistic boy. GAve me a clearer idea of what autism is Read full review

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