Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night

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In the novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time written by Mark Haddon, we are introduced to a young boy by the name of Christopher Boone. Christopher isn’t your typical teenage boy, he’s 15 and has Asperger's syndrome. Asperger syndrome is on the spectrum, considered to be one of the “higher-functioning” forms of autism . With that being said, Christopher struggles with the ability to have social interactions and has a fear of strangers. He hates being touched, can’t eat anything with the color yellow or brown, but likes the color red, and has trust issues with liars. When Christopher finds a black poodle, lying in the middle of his neighbor's lawn and has a garden fork stabbed through its body, he decides to become like Sherlock Holmes and try to solve the murder case of “who killed Wellington?”. During the investigation, Christopher is sent to jail for hitting a police officer and his father has to come to the rescue. At this point, Christopher’s father tells him to stop the nonsense and stay out of the business of …show more content…
Shears in the home, found 43 letters from his mother, determined that his father was a murderer and a liar, ran away from home to the train station, almost died from a train while trying to rescue Toby, found his mother’s home in London, was yelled at by Mr. Shears, left with his mother to go back home, his mother was back in his life, and he received a gift of a puppy, named Sandy, from his father as a promise that he would never do him harm. Because of this, he determined that he would be able to lead a healthy life, “...and I know I can do this because I went to London on my own, and because I solved the mystery of Who killed Wellington? and I found my mother and I was brave and I wrote a book and that means I can do anything” (Haddon

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