A curious book


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**Rating: 3/5**

**WARNING: Spoiler alert!**

This book is as weird to read as it sounds. Mark Haddon takes us on a funny, but satirical and humane journey as young Christopher sets out to investigate the mysterious murder of a dog that lives on his street.

Christopher is a “special” kid. Though Haddon doesn’t go into specifics of Christopher’s condition, it sounds like he has some form of autism. Chris has what I call //clear fundaes in life// — he almost //always// knows how to interpret a situation and has a clear set of well defined actions when he finds himself in an overwhelming situation. For instance, a string of red cars on the road means it is a Good Day, yellow cars on the other hand signify a Bad Day. Or, if he feels threatened or uncomfortable (like when someone tries to touch him) he screams and/or hits out.

The book is well written — a unique perspective into the mind of a teenage autist — something all of us would be better off learning a little more about.

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