Absolutely. We should never judge another until we walk a mile in their shoes. This story takes you on a walk you will never forget.
I can't . . .funny different perspective somewhat tragic honesttoo many words. Sorry!
The way Christopher thinks.
Christopher's conversations are my favorite parts as he is so literal, and honest.
Christopher and his father are the two that dominate the story, but Christopher's teacher and friendly older neighbor are certainly memorable.
I found this book to be captivating. There isn't any one thing, just all of Christopher's thoughts and how he acknowledges his quirks so matter of factly, and everyone else's too, as just the way things are. I don't really know how to describe it . .fresh, funny,? yes, but tragic and sad . .family relationships and all the 'gray areas' of life . . anyway, worth a read.
That the book was from the character's story.
Christopher's adventures and what he did to overcome all of his fears and upsets. Getting on a train after sitting at the train station counting,thinking about all of his obstacles to overcome just to get to his mother whom he believed dead.
Just that Jeff seemed to be Christopher and understood him.
It is a must read book just because of the story.
This book was unlike any other book I have read. The book cover and title are very misleading. You would guess this to be an old-fashioned British mystery. It was actually very current. It was reminiscent of Room in that a young boy who did not completely understand the "civilized" world told the story throughout the book. I liked the way the narrator had such an unusual, and at times rather crude, way of expressing himself. The puzzle of trying to determine what aspect of daily life the autistic boy was referring to was a challenge at times. This, on top of the mesmerizing storyline and the quirky character of the boy, made for a charming and poignant story. I found myself wishing the story continued a little longer. The ending felt rather abrupt, although all the loose ends were tied up. I did find the audio narrator's voice rather abrasive during some parts of the book, but bearable.
I would like to hear this book again, not for the mystery, but to pick up on parts of the book to hear how autistic author phrases his viewpoint. As a parent to an autistic child, ascertaining different high functioning autistic thought processes helps me to conjur ideas to communicate with my own child.
That it is a story that is told from the view point of a boy with Asperger's
The first thing I didnt like about this book was the chapters were not in order, then that was explained.
I could not get interested in this book. It was all over the place, no clue as to what the plot was. I hate to give up on a book but I just could not listen for more that the first hour.
I really cant rate the narration because I was so distracted by the story.
I cannot think of one redeeming quality of this week.
I cant imagine any type of person that I would recomend this book to.
yes, it is rare that an audio book can give more to audience than reading written form, but this one does. Autism, and British accent help the story when delivered from audio form.
I enjoyed reading about this young man with Asberger's Syndrome. It must be hard for people like him, and for their families. I had the impression that this was a YA novel, but there is so much swearing that I could never recommend it for a young person. Truth is, who wants to listen to that? It is so sad when authors think it is classy to use so much swearing, when in truth it is just plain annoying. It totally spoiled this otherwise promising book.
This book was recommended to me. It's a far cry from what I usually read, but found it endearing and thought provoking. You will care about the characters and be anxious for their choices.