Today, I finished reading “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon.
It’s such a light and great book, I just flew through it.
It is a murder mystery told by an autistic 15 year old boy who is mathematically gifted and socially hopeless, raised in a working-class home by parents who can barely cope with their child’s quirks. He takes everything that he sees (or is told) at face value, and is unable to sort out the strange behavior of his elders and peers.
I loved the way the book was written and how simple it is. You really feel the boy telling the story and you go into his little world with all his quirks and thoughts and live it with him.
I highly recommend this book. It’s really fun and it will truly touch you too.