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The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time by Mark Haddon
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Recommended for: parents and teachers

A book on quite a "difficult" subject, this deals with life from the point of view of someone diagnosed with the affluent West's psychological illness du jour, autism. It is rather well done, with a sensitivity that stops short of mawkishness. A little reminiscent of "Flowers for Algernon", this is a good book with some genuine insights about how it feels to be classified this way. I recommend it especially for adults who work with children.
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