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My impressions about the book: The curious incident of the dog in the night time

The main social issue dealt with in the book is ‘mentally disable boy’. Christopher Boone, a 15 years old boy’s disability causes some challenges like the disabling environment in which he lives. This disabling environment includes a number of deal with Christopher and his many unique requirements and rites. For example, he only eats foods of certain colors. [p.83] Also, the conflicts in Christopher’s family arise from the adult’s frustration and lack of acceptance of the teen’s differences. Mostly, Christopher himself manages his disability perfectly well through a set of strategic rites such as doing complex math problems in his head. [p181] But his family causes his autistic symptoms to erupt through their own collective inability to manage. Children with autistic symptoms have difficulties relating to and communicating with other people.

The main message of the book was ‘A mentally disable people can do many other things very well.’ I have no any experienced with a mentally disabled person, but as per my vision, there are lots of people in the world, they can do some interesting things very differently. Having a disability is definitely difficult, but it’s also positive things a human can practice, too.

Many people with disabilities have contributed to society. These include actors, actresses, celebrities, singers, world leaders, and many other famous people. Of course, there are also millions of people worldwide, who may not be famous in the sense society considers famous, but still, live with battle and overcome their lives. This message is relevant to contemporary events as in most of the countries mentally disabilities do still exist. It gives awareness about dealing with a mentally disabled person. Also, it explained how to motivate that person to do all things natural. So, they should ignore all the problems and live a life happily.

As per my novel, I have a question to know one significant thing. Every disabled person can do some activities very well? So, I agree with this important idea. Because a lot of people are faced many disabilities but they have achieved success in their lives. In my novel, Christopher Boone, a 15 years old boy, who is mentally disable. But he is capable to try something new and he can have explained simply and very well. He has a decent knowledge of the theory of science, universe and many more. [p.12] He is very intelligent in the mathematics. That’s why he got an A grade in Maths A level. Also, he wants to take A-level Physics with A grade in the future. [p. 266-267]

Extensive reading contains learners reading texts for enjoyment and to change general reading skills. It can be linked with intensive reading, which means reading in detail with specific learning purpose and lessons. Reading is a difficult part for most of the people. So, learners have few chances to build reading speed and fluency. I have done my novel by extensive reading, which might be called as an individualized reading. I have read my novel with pre-reading activities such as predicting the content or maybe teaching a few keywords. This is followed by comprehension questions, discussion with friends and some language work.

I learned many things from this extensive reading experience. I build my vocabulary and develop an awareness of collocations and lexical phrases. It helps me to understand grammar and build reading speed and fluency. So, it supports me to understand language faster and better. Finally, it organizes confidence and motivation which makes me a more effective use of language.

There are mainly two different sides of the social issue presented in the novel. Firstly, every disabled person are useless? Secondly, most of the disabled person is abled? But, this book is provided much evidence to support most of the disabled person are abled and they can do many activities indifferently. In this novel, Christopher Boone, who is mentally disabled, but he has the capability to solve mathematical problems effortlessly. Also, he can answer a puzzle very easily. There is some evidence to support my idea in
this book such as explain the theory of the universe in the detail [p.12], interesting things about maths [p.14] and solving quadratic equation using the formula [p.199].

As per my experienced, I selected this novel due to attractive front page with different logo and interesting title of the book. Also, there is a worthy overview of the book. So, it helps me to take the novel as per my area of interest. This book is the winner of guardian children’s fiction prize and Booktrust teenage fiction award. It gives a clear idea about the narrator, other characters and explains many science theory and mathematics formulas. [p.269] [p.100]

This book is about detective and mystery story, which required more attention in reading. So, it is totally exciting. There is clearly identify the main social issue and easy to get an answer of assignment questions.

I have a clear information on extensive reading and intensive reading. Due to this, it is easy to read many novels in the future. I would like to read a different novel from the same author, who is Mark Haddon. The main social is mentally disabled. Mark Haddon provided a clear idea, imaginations, credible thoughts and explanation. That’s why I can easily understand the main message of the novel. In the future, I would like to know about some other social issues like social disability and racism. These things are supportive to increase our knowledge in that topic. Also, this gives me a clearer indication about “How to deal with disable people?” and “How much importance of disable people in our society?” Haddon provides many theories of science, formulas of mathematics and e planation of the story. So, it helps to build our knowledge more in another field, too. [p.269][p.100]

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