In “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” Mark Haddon gives his narrative to the protagonist, Christopher Boone. Christopher’s style can best be described as simplistic, but complex in meaning. The author did not use big complex words in the novel. By him using the simple words which are easier for the reader to understand, the book was just overall more powerful that way. The effect of his style gives the reader a more in depth perspective of Christopher’s formulaic logic that he applies to his everyday life that impacts his decisions throughout the book. This forces you to empathize with an eccentric character that you may not normally be able to connect with. He achieves his purpose through syntax and diction, the way he organizes the book, and his first person perspective. The text is supposed to be approached as a mystery novel written by the protagonist, Christopher, he is focused on his attempt to figure out who murdered his neighbor’s poodle. The plot of the story is revealed in pieces, putting the author and the reader on the same level of perception. Due to Christopher’s autism, he is incapable of lying. The language within the novel is accompanied by a series of diagrams and illustrations that facilitate Christopher’s ability to explain key aspects of the novel’s plot. Summary of the bookThe novel is narrated by Christopher Boone, a fifteen-year-old boy who possesses an emotionally dissociated mind. Christopher, who lives with his father in Swindon, tells us all we need to know about how his mind works without the need to attach a label to his forehead. Christopher cannot bear physical contact, and there are times when he feels so overloaded by verbal and visual things that he starts scream. He is able to calculate complicated factoring problems in his head and he also cannot read most facial expressions. His mind is logical and literal, and he dislikes metaphors. For example in the book he says “When I try and make a picture of the phrase in my head it just confuses me because imagining an apple in someone’s eye doesn’t have anything to do with liking someone alot and it makes you forget what the person was talking about.” The excessive pride of the novel is that Christopher is writing as a school project after discovering his neighbor’s dog is dead in the garden. It’s a detective story which is the only kind of fiction Christopher likes. It also takes him, not only beyond the world he has known, but also to discoveries of secrets his family and neighbours have long held from him. He’s the victim of falsehood and betrayal, and in light of the emotional chaos that surrounds him, his obsession with facts and figures assumes a heroic quality.How the Book Changed Me This novel gave me an insight into the world of a person with a behavioral problem. It also shows, that no matter what a person’s unique abilities and challenges are, they can achieve their dreams. Christopher is a unique young man who achieves his goals, while navigating the world on his own terms. I think that is a very powerful message that can change the way someone thinks. Whether they think they do not have the ability to do something because of the challenges that are in their way, this book gives the message that they can do it. It also teaches a big lesson about trust. Trust is a very important thing in life. (Spoiler) In the book Christopher finds out that his dad killed the dog because he was very angry about something. Because his dad killed the dog, Christopher decided to not trust his dad anymore. Hid dad tried to make it up by talking to him and promising to never lie to him ever again. Christopher gave his dad a second chance to trust him. I believe in second chances and this book gave me an even better reason to believe in them. If Christopher would have never trusted his dad again, things would have never went back to the way they were. I think that is the main message I took away from this book. It is never a bad thing to give someone a second chance, at least in my opinion. If you think it is bad, this book might change your mind.Who I Would Recommend It ToI recommend this book for mid to older teens. This book is an emotional book that might not be appropriate for younger kids. It talks about killing a dog so if you are a younger kid then this is probably not the book for you. But if you are a mid or older teen and older then I highly recommend this book. This book has a very powerful message and if you think you can handle a powerful book like this one then I highly recommend it. If you want a unique read that is bound to draw on your every emotion and take you on a very different journey, then give it a chance. Some of the Most Important Questions Lowry AskedOne of the chapters Christopher’s Father says “Christopher, do you understand that I love you?” The reason I think this is an important question in the book is because of how powerful the word love is, especially when used like that. This next one isn’t a question but more of an important quote. In the Christopher says “I am going to prove that I’m not stupid. Next month I’m going to take my A level in maths and I’m going to get an A grade.” I like this so much because of how confident he is. He is determined to get that A Grade and prove to everyone he not stupid. It is always a great thing to be confident, it extremely great if you are confident to prove something you believe in that other people do not believe in.Historical Impact of Book and AuthorMark Haddon was born in Northampton in 1962. He graduated from Oxford University in 1981, returning later to study for an M.Sc. in English Literature at Edinburgh University. After that he tried out a variety of jobs, including working with children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. Working with the children and adults with disabilities inspired him to write the book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.In 2003 his novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, was published and has been hugely successful. It is the first book to be published in two imprints, one for children and one for adults. It has won a string of prestigious awards, including the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year.