I read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in less than a day. It was a very quick read, and I’d imagine that my students (who get to choose reading this of Lord of the Flies) would pick this one.
For whatever reason, I tend to enjoy reading novels told from the first-person perspective, and The Curious Incident falls into that category.
It was definitely an eye-opening novel which allows you to really get to walk (or ride the train) in the shoes of someone coping with Autism.
I think the lesson I take from the novel is that people are more than first impressions. I’d imagine if I was a passerby or someone on the train with Christopher, I’d probably not stick around long enough to learn about him and his talents.