The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
From Library Staff
Told in the unique voice of an autistic 15-year-old English boy, this funny and moving novel follows Christopher on his path to understanding the world around him as he investigates the death of a neighbor's dog. Original, funny, and has great cover art! ~shoshana
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Christopher John Francis Boone is a strange boy. One who does not like being yelled at or even touch. He knows all the countries in the world and every prime number up to 7,057. He detests the color yellow and brown. In this book Christopher not only solves the mystery of the killing of Wellington he writes a book about it. At the end he finds himself finding his so called dead mother.
In first person narative form, 15 year old Asperger afflicted Christopher describes his "detecting" methods in the "Case of the Murdered French Poodle". Christopher finds the neighbor's dog killed with a garden fork. And with this start, Christopher -- who has never ventured further than the local store down the street before -- procedes from the British countryside to London. There, the story reaches its emotionally touching -- yet disturbing -- conclusion. While not possessing the normal social skills of someone his age, which causes many relationship problems with friends and family, Christopher still is an expert in science and mathematics. Geometry, relativity, and advanced topics in prime number theory all come into play during
Christopher's "dectecting". The essence of the story: Will Christopher be able to mentally detach the chaos surrounding his personal life with his "detecting" in the "Case of the Murdered French Poodle"?
A 15 year old autistic boy finds his neighbour's poodle dead with a garden fork through its body. At first he is accused of the murder, but after he is cleared, he decides to find out who the killer is.
Interesting note: the chapters are not sequential number, but rather prime numbers.
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Coarse Language: This book has quite an amount of curse words in it, which is to be expected, sine it is in the young adult section.
Coarse Language: this book has some coarse languages throughout the story
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