03-17-2010 06:10 PM
I need some input from people who have read these books! Or at least one of the two! I am a senior in High School & it is required for us to do a senior project. We get to choose our topic, & I chose Autistic Children because I want to work with autistic children in the future.
I am debating on reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon or Murphey's Boy, by Torey Hayden.
To be honest, I've never really enjoyed sitting down & reading a book. Math is definitely more my thing. So I really need a book that will keep me interested! I would really like anyone's opinion on either books to help make my decision easier!
Also, I need to be 100% positive that the child, within both books, has autism. I've tried to look it up, but I have not come across an answer to be confident in.
To sum it up, I need answers for the following questions!
1. Which book did you like/dislike?
2. What did you like/dislike about the book?
3. Is the child within the book Autistic?
4. Anything else you'd like to say, I'd lovee to hear! (:
By the way,
Thank you thank you thank you sooo soo much! (:
03-19-2010 09:32 PM
I would suggest reading "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The boy in it is autistic and, since you like math, this book has a ton of math in it. It was actually suggested for my Master's math class. I just started reading it myself, but it captivated me from the first paragraph. I hope this helps you in your decision.
"A house without books is like a room without windows."--Horace Mann