I told my brother I had to do a book report. He said that he also did a book report in the fourth grade. He advised to read the book ''The curious incident of the dog in the night-time'' by Mark Haddon. He said it was a great book and that I should read it too. I decided to trust my brother. I went to the library to rent the book but they didn't had it anymore. So I bought the book at www.bol.com with my father. The next day I received it and started to read.
Wellington the dog of Mrs Shears means a lot for Christopher. When Mrs. Shears dog got killed he starts an investigation. He wants to catch the killer and at the same time he wants to write a book about it. He begins with his big investigation. His fathers tells him to stop with his investigation. He hides the book of Christopher. But Christopher doesn't give up and he searches all day. He finds a batch of letters from his mother. Christopher finds out that his mother has not died of a heart-attack like his father told him. Christopher is shocked by getting to know the truth. When his father finds him is his room he tells him the truth. He say that he killed Wellington and he told him everything about his mother.
Christopher gets extremely scared because if his father can kill Wellington he can kill him as well. He decided to run away. With lots of troubles he arrived in London where his mother lives. He find his mother and he can stay there whenever he likes. When his father arrived he gives him a small puppy: named Sandy. Christopher begins slowly to trust his father again.
He is educated at Uppingham School and Merton College in Oxford, where he studied English. In 1981 Haddon graduated from Oxford University. Later he returned to the Edinburgh University to study English literature. After that he has many different jobs, including work with adults and children with physical disabilities. Today he is an English novelist and poet. Haddon gets the Whitbread book of the year Award in 2003. For his book The curious incident of the dog in the night time.
I expected a childish book because title of the book and the cover looked not very mature but, the book was a lot better than I expected. The book is written first person what means that you see the whole story through the main characters eyes which makes it more realistic and understandable. You really get to know how he thinks. Sometimes he refute the thoughts of normal people and you are amazed by his very logical thoughts. Christopher says that he has no humour because he doesn't understand metaphors. But instead the book was very humorous, because the were a lot of unusual situations.
Christopher lost his rat Toby on the metro station. He saw his rat on the rails. He immediately jumps on the rails to catch his rat without looking whether there was train coming. A strange man grabs him in his back and pulls him of the rails. He screams because he doesn't liked being touched by strange people. He gets of the rails and he walks away without thanking the man for saving his life.