Mark Haddon's Purpose In This Book

447 Words2 Pages

I think Mark Haddon’s purpose in writing this book was to let the reader step into another person's shoes. It’s not about a boy with Asperger's, a type of autism, but to be in a boy’s stance where he is very intelligent but cannot feel anybody’s emotions. It is about finding how to feel the way someone does without interaction. This book is narrated by a young fifteen-year old who lets the reader feel and understand what he is thinking, seeing and feeling. The author explains how he has written this book to have a “simple language, a carefully shaped plot and invites you to enter someone else’s life”(Haddon). The author of this novel wrote this book a different way than what you would normally find when reading. I think Haddon was hoping

Show More
Open Document