The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
I was recommended this book after going to watch an australian animated film called Mary and Max, which features a character with asperger’s syndrome. Obviously this is a well known and well discussed book, but it has never previously appealed. An incredibly quick and easy read, this book is really really touching.
I have no experience with asperger’s so it was really interesting to find out more about it and how people think. The book also works the other way around in that because it is narrated in quite a naive way, the ‘ordinary’ grown-up behaviours come under scrutiny too.
Some twists, some parts tough to read, some parts incredibly sweet: but mainly I got really invested in Christopher’s happiness, and I wanted to know what happened to him as he grew up.