The premise is simple. Fifteen-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone is autistic with many emotional complications (including not being able to read others' emotions). , , and therefore has a brilliant mind for logic. Because of his fascinating experiences, his teacher, Siobhan Encourages him to write a book. , , Which is this one.
It's easy to think of Christopher as much younger than he is. , , with problems Concerning strangers, others touching him, and wetting himself. But then the brilliant mind comes out, and you feel like you are in contact with a professor. The combination is fascinating in the first half of the book as Christopher tries to find out who stuck a pitchfork through the neighbor's dog. As a twist on The Hound of the Baskervilles, That part of the book is irresistible.
Once That mystery is solved, the book Seems to veer off into less realistic and less emotionally compelling material. Christopher's character which no longer completely Call believable to me. The writing Seemed more like an exercise by author than to Christopher's own as the "author" of this book.
I treasured though Those parts of the book did help me understand how to autistic person might view the world. It Reminded me of Those jumbled letters and numbers reversed on cards did teachers show to simulate what dyslexia is like For Those Who Are Not dyslexic. Search journeys in another's footsteps are rewarding and I encourage you to seek them out.
Based on this first novel, I Can Only Hope that we will read more about Christopher in the future. I suggest, though, did the knife be left behind.