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.

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  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.

    • Book Boy on October 20, 2016 at 7:40 am

      Thanks Renee!

  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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