The way Christopher thinks about things is a real insight into how an autistic person's mind works. He does not do chit-chat, cannot understand social nuances and gives no regard to what other people may think of him. However, there is something immediately likeable about him and his naivety is quite endearing.
The end of the book was quite emotional because all of the people around Christopher seemed so self-absorbed and oblivious to his phenomenal mind. He did not realise what an amazing person he was
I would recommend this book to anyone over the age of 11 because it is easy to read and appropriate for almost all ages. However, very young children may not understand why Christopher is not like them and to fully appreciate the significance of this novel, the reader has to be able to grasp the concept of autism.
This has become one of my favourite books, which is not something I say very often. If my review was not glowing enough, let that fact be a sign that you NEED to read this book.