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This is a summer reading book required for my highschool. I ended up reading it in 8th grade for a book report, coming across the book by mistake. This book is very interesting and exciting for someone who hates reading. I literally couldn't put the book down. I did skip one chapter, the chapter where Christopher rides the train and talks about the cows he sees out the window. I would suggest this book to anyone, even people who don't like reading like me. :) I'd give it 4 stars. 

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Book Review of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
by Mark Haddon
When first opening The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, don’t bother trying to find chapter one; because one isn’t a prime number. Author, Mark Haddon, is setting the reader in line with fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone, an adolescent, autistic savant. Christopher knows all of the world capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He also detests the colors yellow and brown (and loves the color red.) Written in the first person, Christopher’s sensory interpretations, paint a picture of what it’s like to be him. He is a genius with math and science, however emotions are completely confusing and other-worldly to him. It’s when a neighbor’s poodle, Wellington, is found dead (killed by a garden fork) that Christopher decides to write a book about solving the mystery of who killed Wellington.
This thought-provoking, coming-of-age, mystery novel, explores not just the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, but also the relationship Christopher has with his mother, father, and most importantly, himself. Christopher lives alone with his father, his mother having died of a heart-attack two years before. Functioning much like a machine, Christopher takes in details, that don’t even register with most people. For example, he describes his memory as, “to remember something I can simply press Rewind and Fast Forward and Pause like on a video recorder.” It’s because of these details, that Christopher’s eccentricities come to the surface. He cannot stand to be touched, not even by his family; and if he is, he will curl up and groan—sometimes even for hours—to calm himself down. Moreover, Christopher hates seeing new places and meeting new people; it took him five weeks to become comfortable enough to talk to a new teacher.
Mark Haddon, who has worked with autistic children, creates a unique perspective through the eyes of Christopher. He is an overall relatable character, because he is very straightforward, he feels superior to everyone, yet feels left out from society. Mark Haddon creates not only a fascinating chara¬¬cter, but a complex and compelling story that draws the reader to it’s surprising conclusion.
 

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User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

Didn't read enough to be able to properly rate this, but I knew that it wasn't going to be my cup of tea. Read full review

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User Review  - Jordan - Goodreads

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time is about a 15 year old boy named Christopher who is trying to figure out a murder of his neighbor Mrs.shears Dog Wellington. Christopher has Asperger ... Read full review

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User Review  - Samer Khanji - Goodreads

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon is a book that was by far one of the best books I've ever read. Though I'm not a typical reader, I found myself reading this book non ... Read full review

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User Review  - Benjamin Surrette - Goodreads

This book is about a young boy Christopher who is disabled, but very structured. He lives with his father in a quiet neighborhood, with structure and order just how he likes it. Until one night he ... Read full review

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This book is about a young boy Christopher who is disabled, but very structured. He lives with his father in a quiet neighborhood, with structure and order just how he likes it. Until one night he ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lilli - Goodreads

In the novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon, a 15 Year-old boy named Christopher Boone, with Asperger's Syndrome, investigates the mysterious death of his neighbor ... Read full review

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In the novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon, a 15 Year-old boy named Christopher Boone, with Asperger's Syndrome, investigates the mysterious death of his neighbor ... Read full review


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