When I first saw the book I thought it was going to be a mystery story about a dog in the night. I thought that because that was what the title implied. I was surprised when I when I first started reading the book and it was about an autistic kid.
The character that interested me the most was Christopher John Francis Boone, the main character. He interested me a lot because I didn’t really know what autistic people were like. What fascinated me the most about Chris was that he had photographic memory, never lied, and was extremely observant. The way he used these skills was odd. For instance, if Chris saw 3, 4, or 5 cars in a row that were red he thought it would be a good day, but if he saw 3, 4, or 5 cars in a row that were yellow it would be a bad day. On the negative side Christopher was oversensitive to information, and had a fear of strangers and new places. An example of this is when he goes to London to try to find his mother. He freaks out because of all the strangers, the amount of signs, and the fact that it was a new place.
A character that I didn’t like was Mrs. Shear. I immediately formed a bad impression of her when she accused Chris of killing her dog. Later when Mrs. Shear and Chris’s mom were living together they got in a huge fight because Chris came. His mother was happy that he was there and Mrs. Shear was angry that he was there.
I read the book quick because it was easy and interesting. I would probably like to reads it again but not right now. I defiantly recommend this book to anyone because you can look at it from many different perspectives. When I read it again I think it will be more understanding and I will pay more attention to the details of Chris and the other characters.