The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is told from the perspective of Christopher, a young boy with autism. Christopher is blamed for the killing of his neighbour's dog, and so he sets off to find the real killer, while also coping with his parent's separation. We follow Christopher's adventures and his thought processes throughout, really allowing the reader to understand the workings of the autistic mind.

This book is a fantastic contribution towards a greater understanding of people who have autism and Asperger's, and really should be read by everyone. I foundit to be a Young Adult Fiction alternative to Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison, another great read on a similar topic.

In terms of book enjoyment, this really was an entertaining read. I was on the edge of my seat and read the book in two days, as I couldn't put it down. If you haven't read it yet, please do. Highly recommended!


Reviewed by: Amalia Cole

Sydney, Australia
Instagram: @malireads


Genre: Classics, Contemporary, Fiction, Read in One Day, Young Adult

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