The curious incident of the dog in the night-time (Mark Haddon)
Reviewed by Annabelle Egginton
This book is all about a 15-year-old boy called Christopher who is autistic. He has a photographic memory and is very good at maths and science. The book starts off with Christopher finding his next-door neighbour’s dog lying dead on the grass, stabbed in the chest with a garden fork. Christopher is determined to find out who killed the dog. In the rest of the book Christopher investigates this murder but he ends up in finding out something that his Dad had kept a secret from him for a long time and ends up in lots of family difficulties.
I liked this book because the character is honest and you can really understand what it is like to be autistic. I found it hard to put the book down because I wanted to read on. I highly recommend this book and I think that all ages would enjoy it although it may not be suitable for young children because there is quite a lot of swearing in it.
I think that this book definitely has a chance of winning the Carnegie award.
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