By Mark Haddon, published by Vintage.
Christopher has Aspergers Syndrome, he loves maths, knows every prime number up to 7,507, hates the colors brown and yellow, and will only read detective books like Sherlock Holmes. One night, he finds his neighbors dog laying upside down with a garden fork in its’ stomach. Determined to track down the killer, fifteen year old Christopher begins a detective journey. But upon finding the killer, he also finds that the reason that person killed the dog for goes a very long way back, and when Christopher finds out the reason his whole world is turned upside down.
WARNING: SPOILER ALERTS!!
I’ve seen this book, literally… everywhere. I’ve NEVER gotten around to read it. But finally, I did! And I loved it!
Christopher Boone is a very likeable character with a unique voice and brilliant personality. I loved his narration and how this book was written by him, in the hope that he would make a really great murder mystery novel. I was, admittedly, quite shocked when the killer was revealed before the halfway point in the book. I read it again and though, So what’s the rest of the story about? I didn’t realise that the murder linked to his mothers absence in the family, but it was great all the same.
Heart wrenchingly-sad, accompanied by Christopher’s diagrams and drawings, and with a touch of warmth and love to it, this award winning book is not to be missed!