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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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May 04, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: audiobook, 2015, emotional, mental-illness

I'm torn on how to rate The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time... I did like it, I was drawn in and wanted to know what was going to happen. But at the same time it made me feel sad and upset and I didn't like it. But a book that can truly make you feel, isn't that a sign of a good book?

Christopher is obviously on the autism spectrum. The way everyone, even his parents, treated Christopher broke my heart. I can't imagine how stressful it would be to raise a child with autism, but there are times I wanted to scream at the parents for their poor behavior towards him. I alternated from feeling sympathy for the parents, to hatred, to sadness, to disgust, to sympathy again. Mostly I feel negatively towards Christopher's parents because of a couple very big things they did that I just can't get past.

I listened to the audiobook version and the narrator did a great job.

Overall rating for the book is probably 3.5 stars.
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Reading Progress

May 4, 2012 – Shelved
June 15, 2015 – Started Reading
June 15, 2015 – Shelved as: audiobook
June 17, 2015 – Shelved as: 2015
June 17, 2015 – Shelved as: emotional
June 17, 2015 – Shelved as: mental-illness
June 17, 2015 – Finished Reading

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