Goodreads synopsis- Christopher John Francis
Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every
prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no
understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he
detests the color yellow.
Although gifted with a superbly logical
brain, fifteen-year-old Christopher is autistic and everyday
interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. He lives on
patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a
neighbor's dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive
universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the
style of his favorite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. What follows
makes for a novel that is deeply funny, poignant, and fascinating in
its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that
perceives the world entirely literally.
I freaking LOVED this book! It was really lovely, and I absolutely loved the point of view the story was told from. So, basically, Christopher, a fifteen year old boy with autism is trying to find out who killed his neighbor's dog. In the process, he learns things about his father, his mother, and even himself. I can't even explain to you how wonderful this book is! It's so much, all while being only about 220 pages. This is probably one of the most unique books I've ever read, and I really see myself reading it over again. Which almost never happens. (For some reason, I really hate re-reading books. Unless they're really good. Or it's been a billion years since I last read it.)
But yes, read this book. It is spectacular. SPECTACULAR!!