This is a book that I read in my senior year of high school. I enjoyed it so much that I couldn’t put it down. Through this book, I learned about Autism.
The book is told through a first person perspective in the life of Christopher Boone, a teenage boy living with Asperger syndrome. Chris is particularly good at math, and is repulsed by the colour yellow. The book’s chapters are strictly prime numbers, as per Christopher’s insistance. The plot involves Christopher attempting to solve the murder of his neighboor’s dog, but eventually unfolds into family drama involving Christopher’s parents with many twists and turns that leaves the boy confused and determined to continue his detective work and find answers.
A brief description does not do this book justice, it’s something that you’ll have to read for yourself. This book sucked me in unlike anything I’ve ever read before, it comes with my highest recommendations, and everyone should read it. If you dont know about Autism, this would be a great way to get perspective of what it is like through Christopher’s narration. It’s a real eye-opener, but equally as important, it’s a great book!