When a neighbor’s dog is killed, fifteen year old Christopher sets out to investigate, persisting even when his father tries to stop him. But detection leads to extra challenges for Christopher, because he is autistic. As unbelievable as it seems, I was captivated by this novel, especially because it is not "just another story". As I read through the first chapters in prime numbers, I had lack of entertainment towards his character obviously for the reason that he was hard to comprehend, but as I kept up with my reading I became attached to him. I have heard and studied along with researched, Autism cases for several classes in earlier years of my life, but I had never read a novel so deep and straight forward as "The incident of the dog in the night time". Christopher john Francis Boone is a fifteen year old teenager, that even though he is generously intelligent, at least in the making. He is unable to understand emotions normally, he finds many everyday events threatening and ordinary activities challenging. To cope he has surrounded himself with rules and rituals, red cars are a good sign, yellow cars a bad one; yellow and brown food can't be eaten; food can’t be touching one another in his... [continues]
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