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Week 44: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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A story about a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome

♥ ♥ ♥ This might deserve more stars based on merit, but, based on my entertainment, and the enjoyment I got from the book, I have to give it only 3, which really isn’t too shabby. It’s a very interesting and enlightening book. It’s written from the perspective of a 15 year-old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome. It explains why he does things like lay down and scream in the middle of a store, or cover his ears, rocking, and moaning. He explains details, very, very minute details about things and situations that most people just can’t imagine. He explains that he sees “everything” and notices everything and thus, sensory overload can be painful and frightening. He also explains that he cannot lie. He cannot “imagine” things in his head that are not real, and that have not happened. He doesn’t understand faces, and how to read them so strangers are scary. I enjoyed seeing the world and experiencing things through his eyes. It was difficult, though. It definitely educated me. At times it broke my heart, and times it absolutely amazed me. I would say it’s worth a read. I won’t say you’ll understand, but you’ll gain some insight, certainly.