the curious incident of the girl who talks to herself like a 15-year-old autistic boy

ever since i finished The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (which i received from my secret santa allison), i find that i’m talking to myself in the voice of a 15-year-old autistic british boy. which i suppose in my world is really the mark of a well-written, engaging character. i don’t do this as often as i think i do, but often enough.

i was quite surprised to find myself talking to myself like Christopher from the book, because for a very long time i wasn’t all that emotionally attached to him. mostly because, well, he’s autistic and he’s not so emotionally attached to anything. it was hard, but somewhere in the third part of the book, i found myself really digging Christopher.

now that i’ve finished it, i realize the book is quite good. for awhile there, i wasn’t so sure. but i think of how hard it would have been to write that character, and to make him the main character. really, mark haddon does an excellent job of it, and best of all the story turns out to be quite engaging.

so you should read this if you ever get the chance.

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