The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Describe it in 25 words or less. An artist’s interpretation of a teen-aged boy with Asperger syndrome.
Who was your favorite character and why? Siobhan because she seemed to be the only person in the book who could deal with people that had difficulties in this world with aplomb.
Who was your least favorite character and why? Christopher’s mother because she had too difficult a time dealing with her life.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? It grabbed me immediately with the incident being at the start and it kept my interest because although I could not relate most of the characters, I still felt a strong attachment to them.
What did you think of the ending? Slightly unrealistic, but full of hope.
What was the moral of the story? You can do anything you set your mind to.
Favorite quote: “I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.” – Christopher
Would you like to see it adapted into a film? It was adapted into a play in 2012 and has been optioned by Warner Bros. I think it was far more interesting to read than anything they could put in a film; you just can’t get into a character’s head like that in a film.
Who would you recommend it to? Anyone who has a high functioning autistic child or anyone interested in learning more about high functioning autistic individuals. It is also an extremely easy read, so if you need something you could get through really quick, this is the book for you.
Number of unknown words: 1
Craft/Activity: Solve Christopher’s favorite maths problem.
Recipe: Gobi Aloo Sag with red food coloring
How do you think you would fare dealing with someone with autism?