The Week In Books, No. 52

My mom loaned me her copy of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon and I really enjoyed it. Haddon, who used to work with autistic children, wrote the novel from the perspective of an autistic boy who is struggling to learn how to cope in the world. I thought the book showed an amazing level of understanding and sympathy for the boy as well as for his parents.

I’d recommend this book both because it’s well-written and a good story, but also because it will give you insight and empathy for families dealing with autism.

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