The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeBy: Mark Haddon

Christopher loves to solve mysteries and always wishes for a problem to occur just so he can solve it. Christopher was taking a walk late at night when he noticed that his nieghbor, Mrs. Shears dog was laying on the ground dead. Christopher wanted to get to the bottom of this and find out who killed wellington(the dog). Christopher starts his detective work when his father mmakes him promise not to go into Mrs. Shears business about the murder of Wellington. Christopher goes into his fathers drawers and finds letters from his mother adressed to him. He reads a few of these letters and finds out that his mother actually is not dead, but living in London with Mr. Shears. When Christopher confronts his father about this, his Mr. Boone admits to killing Wellington because he was mad that Mrs. Shears Didn't want him. Christopher looses all of his fathers trust and sneaks off to London to see his mom. Then later Christopher, Mrs. Boone, and Mr. Shears head back to home(in the states) so Christopher can take an exam to get into a university. Christopher finds out that he got the highest score possible on the exam and Mr. Boone adopts a puppy to try and lure Christopher to live with him.

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You should read this book because it is very suspenseful.“And it’s best if you know a good thing is going to happen, like an eclipse or getting a microscope for Christmas. And it’s bad if you know a bad thing is going to happen, like having a filling or going to France. But I think it is worst if you don’t know whether it is a good thing or a bad thing which is going to happen.” (p.215) This book is filled with events expecting to go one way, when they go another.


Christopher Boone-(the narrator) A 15 year old who has Aspergers Symdrome and is extremely good a math and logic based skills. He takes on the challenge of finding out who kill Mrs. Shears Dog Wellington. Ed Boone- Christophers Father and is secretely in love with Mrs. Shears. He is keeping a huge secret about his wife Mrs. Boone from Christopher. Judy Boone- Christopers Mother who when Christopher was a child, was having an affair with Mr. Shears. She reportdly died two years ago due to a heart attack, which may not be the case. Eileen Shears- Neighbor of Christopher who's dog was killed.Roger Shears- Left his wife Eileen many years ago and was secretly having an affair with Mrs. Boone.Mrs. Alexander- Very kind and old neighbor of Christopher.Wellington- Mrs. Shears dog who was impaled with a pitch fork and died.

In the book "The curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon, Identity is a big probem. Throughout the book it shows that to finds one true identity, they must not only be with themself, but also with others.


Genre- Mystery

You should read this book because it is very indepth. “I think people believe in heaven because they don’t like the idea of dying, because they want to carry on living and they don’t like the idea that other people will move into their house and put their things into the rubbish.” (p.33) This book talks about different views on a subject that most people do not think of. There are many inspirational quotes in this book that cause many people to view the subject in a different way or change their opinion.

One reason why i would not reccomend this book is because the endnig and many events in it are very unreasonable. Pearts that woud be unreasonable are with the mother and who killed the dog.


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