Book Review

Monday, June 20, 2011

This book was different than I expected it to be. I read it on M's recommendation and I have to say that I wasn't disappointed. After my FIASCO reading The Fountainhead I really needed something light. It was light, but not in the fluffy candy coated way that some books are. 

The Jist:
The protagonist is a Christopher Boone, a 15 year-old autistic boy, that stumbles upon a murdered dog. He decides that he must solve the murder and the book follows his journey as he tries to do so. 

I found the entire plot line extremely engaging. Just the way that Christopher thinks about life is so intriguing. Because he is autistic his brain doesn't function the same way that mine does. He thinks about the world in such a unique way. I found it fascinating. 

Pros:
Completely different than anything I had read before.
He explains the world in a really interesting way.
Encourages empathy. 

Cons:
Some language is used in the book. They are British. Whatcha gonna do?

I definitely give this book a 4 & 1/2 out of 5. 

4 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting, might read this when I have some free time, life with learning needs interests me & I may work with people with autism in the future.

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  2. really loved this book- I thought it gave such a great glimpse into the mind of an autistic person- it made me a believer that we all have autistic tendencies- or at least I do-
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  3. thanks for sharing!!! i want to read it!

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