The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time is an amazing book by Mark Haddon. It tells the story of an autistic boy called Christopher John Francis Boone.
Christopher is the main character; he has Aspergers syndrome so he can not communicate very well; he lives with his dad. Christopher has an extraordinary brain for maths and he hates it when any of his patterns or routines are broken.
Christopher wakes up one night and decides to go for a little walk down his road; he finds a dog lying on the grass, dead, he wants to find out who killed this dog and why, despite what his dad says Christopher goes and does some detective work of his own. It’s the time for his GCSE’s and he is determined to get an A. Christopher has a few things he doesn’t like, like yellow, he has a special food box that he keeps his favourite foods in. He also keeps a bottle of red food colouring so he can eat yellow curries and other yellow and brown foods. He also refuses to eat any thing if it has touched any other food on his plate.
Christopher is the narrator of this story so we get to see the world through the eyes of someone with aspergers. His writing is fairly standard but he shows us how people should say things like, "You should never hit or kick that girl" rather than, " Don’t hit or kick her."
Mark Haddon won the Whitbread book of the year award. As well as writing books for children such as At Playgroup and The Real Porky Phillips, he doesn’t just write books for children. He writes books such as A Spot of Bother, which is a book for adults.
I would recommend this book to all people over the age of 11. It’s a great read and it is bound to keep you turning the pages until you’ve finished.