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SJay's Reviews: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Saria J. Beainy By Saria J. Beainy Published on July 19, 2017

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I wasn't so keen on reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I bought it because I was told it was about an autistic kid, and at the time, I was just starting to develop my serious interest in this issue. However, I could tell you then and there that this was not the type of book I'd ever read. Not my genre. 

Well. I loved it. 


Christopher is an autistic 14 year old, who, when I delved deep into his mind throughout the book, I realized I have more in common with than most "normal people". He's amazingly smart. He has a no-nonsense attitude. He really loves animals. And most of all, he has a way of explaining "weird autistic" behavior in such a simple and brilliant way that makes you think "... Seriously, how is that a problem?" because it's really much better than how most "normal" people behave and think.


Yet as expected, the story is very bittersweet. While the ending may not have been exactly "sad" - in fact, it's positive, if you consider how the plot resolves - but the things that Christopher has to go through, how his own mind doesn't aid him sometimes, how you learn to love his character and realize how difficult it is to be him... that's the sad part. And that's what I adored about this book.


I came out of it with a greater understanding towards Christopher and anyone in his shoes. It's amazing and very special. I've never come across a book like it.

"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." In my free time, I'm a wine blogger, a wanderluster, a baker, and a bookworm - did I mention my ... Show More

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