I really enjoyed this book. I bought it because the broadway play was so good and it did not disappoint. It is a great look into the mind of a special needs person. It allowed me to understand my special needs students a bit better. I enjoyed the spots of humor too.
I loved this story. Christopher's world is an interesting place. It was such a wonderful way to learn how those who live in their own minds navigate the world with, and without grace, and manage to learn from those they trust to survive a life of contradictions.
I enjoyed the story until about a quarter of the way through. It took a turn that felt disconnected, but I'm still glad I listened. I picked it up because I am interested in seeing the Broadway play. Hope to be able to compare the two some day.
Working with children with autism, this book brings a clarity to the thought processes, sensory issues, and interaction all patterns I see every day. Mark Haddon's straight forward storytelling brings out the humor of every day trials and makes the story very accessible. Finished it in one afternoon!
This was a wonderful book. It was written and read like someone who was also challenged. It made you know everything and feel every thing he did. What a heart warming book. It also shows how difficult it is to raise a child with special needs.