The first part of the book introduce us to the narrator, Christopher, a brilliant 15-year-old with Autism who struggles to understand other people but possesses an ironclad ability to reason. When he stumbles onto the murder of a neighbor’s dog, he is hurled into the chaos of a situation he doesn’t know how to navigate.
Pick 2 of 3 questions:
1) Math, science, and Sherlock Holmes have similarities. Suggest a few of them and explain why they appeal to Christopher.
2) Describe the author's tone, and how it relates to the protagonist, Christopher. Provide some examples.
2) When distressed, Christopher sometimes curls up in a ball and groans. Why does he do this? What other techniques does he use to calm himself in a crush of strangers? How do these techniques help him?