I think this book is a bit like Marmite. You either hate it or you like it. I can tell you that I loved reading it. It reads very simple and that’s because it’s supposedly written by an autistic boy, Christopher.
Christopher is good friends with the neighbour’s dog, but one day he finds it dead in the garden with a pitchfork in its stomach. Christopher starts an investigation and questions everybody in his street. Everything he does, he writes down in a book, this book. But about halfway through, not everything is what it seems.
Some people might say that Mark Haddon is an inexperienced writer, because this book is so simple. I can’t really judge this, as I have never read anything else by him. But I do think he just really wrote from this autistic boy’s perspective.
Apart from the ending, I really liked it. I just didn’t like the ending, because there wasn’t one. It just stopped.
So if you are looking for a new adventure and you don’t mind reading simple books, read this!
Maxx, I’m looking forward to hearing your opinion. So I’ll see you on Saturday!