The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

by Mark Haddon

Reading Age: 13+

Interest level: 13+

by Mark Haddon

Seen through the eyes of Christopher, a mathematical genius and Sherlock Holmes fan, who also has Asperger's syndrome, this bestselling novel opens with the discovery of a murdered dog on the neighbour's lawn.


In his search to discover the identity of the killer, Christopher uncovers some disturbing information about his own family, which throws his ordered world into chaos, and he embarks on a journey to London to find the mother he thought was dead.


This funny, touching and compelling novel was the winner of the inaugural Booktrust Teenage Prize. A must-read for adults and children alike, it is an adventure story unlike any other.


Publisher: Red Fox

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Average rating: 4/5

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Incredible. You are trapped in the thoughts of another young boy who thinks up amazing things even with his condition! Breath taking!

Rating: 5 star
29 November 2016

My favourite book- but too much bad words!

Rating: 5 star
10 May 2016

Great book I have read better but is an amazing eye opening story that i want to tell everyone to read. an other to read his counting by 7s, my favourite book of all time

Rating: 5 star
23 October 2015

After I read it and still now it seems a strange sort of book,something you wouldn't think about really and I guess it just made think was is it like. It seems a bit confusing and as it is from his point of view the journey he takes must seem confusing for him too. Its hard to explain but if I had to sum it up I'd say it makes you think how hard peoples lives are with disabilities , its not how every book is written and has more of a personal feel. so yeah good book

Rating: 4 star
a girl
southwest, uk
28 September 2015

This book is truly amazing and it opened my eyes to the perspective and level of thinking of an autistic child. I will recommend this book to all 14 year olds.

Rating: 4 star
28 March 2015

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