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the curious incident of the dog in the night time

Reviewed by Karen S.

 = Read/Re-Read/Repeat


When I decided to read this book I wasn't certain if I would like it or not. I have taught students who were identified with autism. I will honestly say that they are not an easy group to reach much less teach. I often wonder what was going in their minds and I think this book brought home some points. As you can guess, the book is basically about an autistic teenager. It really surprised me, because the reader really gets to know what the main character is like. It is from his point of view.

I would truly recommend all people who work with or
teach autistic students read the book.

I would never say that all autistic students think the way this young man did. These students range from low functioning to highly brilliant people. It was an easy fast read and I highly recommend reading it even if you don't work with autistic students. I know many who have seen an autistic student have a melt down in public. This book will give you some insight as to what is happening. Please read this tale and just enjoy a good story.

  • Length: 226 pages
  • Published by: Doubleday, (July 31, 2003)
  • ISBN: 978-0385512107
  • Category:  Fiction