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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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In the novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”, the protagonist was a boy with mental problems. This novel involved a special writing technique, because it combined a narrative story ... Read full review

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I liked this book because it gave me an insight into the mind of someone with a mental disability like autism and what they feel everyday. It showed me what their thought process is and what ticks and quirks they have about different things, like favorite colors or comfort items. Read full review

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“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” is based on a kid with a social dysfunctioning disorder (possibly autism; the book never directly says what it is), trying to solve the mystery to ... Read full review

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The book begins when Christopher's neighbor's dog Wellington was killed. Determined to find the truth, Christopher decided to be the detective and investigate the matter. Finding the truth of ... Read full review

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I read the book "the Curious Incident of the Dog at Night-time." The book is by Mark Haddon. He was born in September 26,1962, United Kingdom. This book is fiction even though it seems real. I is a ... Read full review

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I thought the book was really good. I enjoyed the story and how it was written from the point of view of Christopher who is autistic. It was interesting to be in his shoes and see how he thinks. I ... Read full review

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I decided to read this book because a friend recommended it and it sounded interesting.The curious incident of the dog of in the nighttime is about a boy named Christer Boon that has a special order ... Read full review


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