July 2, 2013 by Quiahuitzin
I’m writting this in English because I’ve read the book in English, so I’ll give my opinion in English as well. I think that is an easy book to read in English, because it’s simple, in a way it’s writting to children so it’s easier to understand… and besides that Christoper, the main character, is really clear when he talks because of his promblem so…
Christopher is a boy who has Asperger syndrome, and in this book, he tells us his life by a mistery novel that he starts writing when he finds his neighbour’s dog killed with a garden fork. He wants to know who killed Wellington (the dog). From this mistery he’ll find out some other things, as why his mother “died”. And he’ll see himself involved in a travel to London by himself, something that really scares him.
He’s a very inteligent boy with maths, but he doesn’t understand people… We can see how he reflexionate about everything that happens around him, and he’s got a very interesting and fun point of view in some aspects… But also we can see how hard must it be to his parents and friends to deal with him sometimes.
Haddon Mark said:
“Curious incident is not a book about asperger’s….if anything it’s a novel about difference, about being an outsider, about seeing the world in a surprising and revealing way. The book is not specifically about any specific disorder,”
And it’s true, we can see a young optimist boy who is different, and he knows, but he doesn’t care what others said, he likes to be on his own, to do maths, to eat red things… He knows he’s going to a speciall school, where all the children have problems, not the same as him, and he don’t care, he thinks some of them are stupid, but anyway , he just go there and learn things, and he wants to learn enough to go to university. He has a great spirit of overcoming.
I think is a great book, he’s full of math problems, maps, logic… and also makes you think about disability persons and his family… I totally recomend it.
This is one of Christopher toughs:
I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.