The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The title makes it sound like a mystery novel, and it kind of begins like one. What you really get instead is a sweet, honest story told from the point of view of a boy with high-functioning autism. The reader gets a peek inside his orderly mind, and learns how and why things stress him out. He conquers the sadness of a murdered dog, a lie about his mother, and a terrifying solo trip to London. His obviously messy home life is NOT so obvious to him- I think a companion novel told from the parents' point of view would be an incredible addition to this boy's story.
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