“My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7,057.”
Christopher Boone is a a special boy and the story that he has to tell is even more so. He’s a boy who hates the color yellow. He doesn’t like when people touch him, even his own parents. He doesn’t like when people lie and he loves animals; especially dogs. So when Christopher finds his neighbors dog, Wellington, murdered one afternoon he goes on an adventure to find out who did the deed. Along the way he does things that he isn’t too comfortable with, like talking to strangers and traveling on his own, but it is all for the sake of detecting.
It’s an easy read, even though there are a few math problems mixed in (anyone who knows me knows that I am horrible at math, good thing he explains what he’s talking about), and you are along for the ride right with Christopher. In the end he does find out who killed Wellington and he also uncovers a few family secrets as well. Once you are immersed into Christopher’s world it’s hard to see the world the same again.