Year pub: 2004
Aww, if Christopher actually liked hugs, I would hug him already. But, the opposite would happen because (a) he doesn't like being touched or grabbed (b) I am a stranger and maybe (c) I may or may not be wearing yellow or brown ; D .
This book is actually is one that is very special. It's very different, and even if Christopher doesn't liked to be grabbed or hugged, it's full of love. The book starts off as Christopher finds a dead dog belonging to his neighbor in her backyard. Even if he gets into trouble he is determined to find out who has killed the dog and for what reason? As he unravels about finding the possible suspect, he finds out that his world, the one he has been living in for so long, is all so much more different than it is.
Christopher is one of those people that you might think aren't very bright but when they start talking and you start to get to know them, they are actually very smart. He detests the color yellow and brown, being touched, yelled, or laughed at, prime numbers (in which the chapters are in prime number), and things just not making sense.
There were little tidbits of information in between the actual plot that were interesting. He has many theories and a whole different perspective of the world than from ours so that sometimes you would want to reach out for him but he is in his shut-out little bubble world and you just have to stand back and watch him face the facts.
The book itself was a overwhelming roller coaster journey. The events happened, how it did, and why it did. The book just evolved on itself. And, in the end, even if life isn't that perfect, things are happening all on its own.