Absolutely Savvy has been looking like a travel blog lately, and there are still quite a few places that I want to talk about. But here’s a short break for all you book worms. I normally leave my ratings at the end, but Mark Haddon’s novel is a definite five stars out of five. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time is on the other end of the spectrum when it comes to the cheesy romance books I read. A few friends recommended it to me. One of them even said it’s the best book she’s ever read (Hey Roberta). My English teacher even mentioned it once in class, so I knew I had to get my hands on it sooner or later.
The Curious Incident is about a 15 year-old autistic boy named Christopher Boone. It’s written in first person and he tells the readers that this book is a mystery novel… about a dog. To be more specific, Christopher decides to figure out who has killed his neighbor’s dog, named Wellington. By the first half of the book, that question is already answered. There’s more to this book than detective work. It’s also about family, school, trust and communication. It was different but interesting to see this in Christopher’s perspective. You understand how his mind works as he’s very logical. He’s a math genius but he screams when people touch him. He doesn’t understand metaphors. He determines if he has a good or bad day by the number of red and yellow cars. Little things like that make his character.
I even got my little brother to read the end of the book with me. That’s how you know it’s good because he’d take video games over reading with his older sister any day. I haven’t told you guys much but that’s because I don’t want to spoil anything. If you’re looking for a book to read, pleaseeee try this one. But this isn’t where the excitement of the novel stops- I’ve seen it on Broadway 😉