“Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.
This improbable story of Christopher’s quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.”
I can see why this book is on the 1001 books you must read before you die list! This is a phenomenal story told from the perspective of an autistic savant boy. At times humorous, it will really open your eyes to the thought processes of a person with autism. Haddon has created a story that will stay with you for a long time! I highly recommend it! It’s a very quick read and will keep you engaged from beginning to end. Although, I was a bit disappointed with the murder mystery aspect of the story, it didn’t ruin my overall enjoyment of the book. 5/5