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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Haddon introduces readers to Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15 year-old boy with autism who, after falsely being accused of murdering his neighbor's dog, is determined to find out who actually committed the crime. Haddon's novel invites readers to consider life from the point of view of an individual with autism and can open up rich discussion about the lives of those living with disabilities and specifically what it's like to live with autism.  

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This book is a good quick read, but I wouldn't personally class it as an adult/highschool book. Instead, I would class it as a book suitable for 10-15 year olds. The only reason that it might be of interest for adult readers would be that it describes how an individual with asperges sydrome might think of things.
I would give it 3 out of 5 stars.

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This is one of the worst and most irritating books I have ever read! Autistic people may be wonderful, but they should not narrate!!! Instead of passing this one on like I normally do, I threw it in the garbage can with the potato peels and cat droppings where it belongs!

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Brilliantly written! Not a single syllable of this book is out of character. Step out of your skin and into the world of a young boy with autism. The search for truth is always the most compelling reason for action.
A fast read that you will most certainly recommend to others.

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we just got done reading this book and i loved it.

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This book is awesome. The narrator is an autistic boy with a mystery to solve. Not only was it a very offbeat, refreshing addition to the detective genre, but I found it to be a great way to learn about autism. Check out my blog at

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