Next book title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor’s dog and uncovers secret information about his mother. This book was very popular when it came out and won the Alex Award in 2004. The novel was Haddon’s first for adults, though it was still categorized in some places as a book for young readers. A mystery mixed with humor and coming-of-age, it is easy to read and fun. The book’s charm has taken off quite well that it has now become a Broadway phenomena. Though it is a light read, there are tons of issues to discuss in the club. Melissa looks forward to the meeting.