The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
ISBN: 9781400032716 (pbk)
ISBN: 9781402556999 (large print)
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A fifteen-year-old autistic boy is the narrator of this compelling story. Christopher lives in England and often uses math problems to relax him when he is stressed out. After finding his neighbor's dog, Wellington, dead, Christopher decides that he will investigate the dog's untimely death by writing a murder mystery book with Sherlock Holmes as his inspiration. Through his investigation, Christopher finds out a few tidbits of life-altering information, decides that living with is father is not safe, and makes up his mind to travel to London alone to find his mother. In a time of significant interest in autism in New Jersey, this novel reaffirms the strength, individuality, intelligence, and frustration of many autistic children and teens and their families.
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