The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon Vs. I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

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While deciding whether to read about an autistic teenager facing more than just family problems, or a boring cab driver, the choice is very obvious. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, is about a 15 year old autistic boy named Christopher Boone, who finds out more than necessary, while trying to discover the killer of the neighbour’s dog, Wellington. He struggles to cope outside of his home +and is misunderstood by anyone who isn’t his parents. Whereas, I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak, is about a 19 year old cab driver named Ed Kennedy who receives riddles on Aces to help and sometimes hurt people. I conclude that The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time has a more appealing character, conflict and cover than I Am The Messenger, making it a better reading choice for grade nine students.
Initially, both Christopher and Ed are practical imitations of who they are described as, but the way that Christopher deals with his struggles, are more interesting. Firstly, Christopher has a unique way of solving his problems. He rationalizes these proble...

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