The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon is about a fifteen year old boy named Christopher Boone. Christopher loves math, hates the color yellow, and lives his life by following various patterns and rules. One day, the neighbor's dog is killed and Christopher is wrongly blamed. Christopher takes it upon himself to find out who the real killer is. While on his investigation, Christopher finds out much more than he was ever expecting or looking for.
This novel is absolutely stupendous. It is beautifully crafted with Mark Haddon's exquisite writing style. The character development is also phenomenal. You really fall in love with the characters throughout the book while suffering through their struggles alongside them. The voice throughout the novel is spot on. I really enjoyed how all the chapters were prime numbers, to add to the voice of Christopher. Additionally, I enjoyed all the different math problems and topics in the book, and thought they were really interesting.
This is a very eye opening and touching novel. At points it really pulled at your heart strings. I learned so much by reading this novel and I am truly grateful I decided to read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend this book to readers ages 13 and up, so the reader may have a better understanding of some of the topics discussed and some of the language.
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper are two books that are somewhat similar to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. These two books are directed towards a younger audience than The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon but they are also wonderful. All of these books feature similarities between their protagonists. While these books are very different at points, they are also somewhat similar.