Review: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time reviewed by a kidTitle: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

Author: Mark Haddon

Publisher: Vintage Children’s Classics

About the book: Christopher is 15 and has Asperger’s Syndrome. He knows a lot about maths and he likes counting and prime numbers. He also hates the colours yellow and brown.

When Christopher is on one of his late-night walks, he comes across a dead dog with a garden fork stuck in it and his whole world is turned upside-down.

What I thought: I thought that this book was unique, funny and clever. I liked how the story unfolded as you read. I particularly liked the character of Christopher, and his unusual perspective of the world.

The book is a mystery – in more ways than one – and, while it doesn’t go out of its way to be funny, it is.

I recommend this book for ages 14+ as it contains disturbing images, adult themes and coarse language.

Buy The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.

4 Comments

  1. Renee Mihulka on October 19, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I really loved this book too. It’s very unique isn’t it? The voice sticks in your mind for a long time. It reminds me of the voice in the first book of the Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness in that it too stood out for me.
    Great review.

  2. Olivia from Kid Book Reviewer on November 3, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I’ve heard about this! It seems very interesting; I’ll have to add it to my TBR list!

    • Book Boy on November 3, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      Thanks Olivia – let me know what you think if you do read it. 🙂

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