Main Characters • Christopher John Francis Boone – fifteen year old boy with asperger's syndrome and lives in a small town in England. • Ed Boone – Christopher’s dad ,raises Christopher on his own. Lies to Christopher about his mother. He was also the murderer of Mr. Wellington. • Judy Boone - Christopher’s mom,Christopher thought that she was dead, but at the end of the story he left to find her. • Mr. Shears- Had an affair with Christopher’s Mother. • Mrs. Alexander- She told Christopher the truth about his mother. • Mrs. Shears- Has her dog killed, had affair with Chris’ dad. • Wellington – Mrs. Shears’ dog, a poodle, was killed at the beginning of the novel.
Plot Overview • Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher’s quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in 100 years. Quote by mark haddon
Question 1 • What colors does Christopher like/dislike?
Answer 1 • Likes Red, Dislikes Brown/Yellow
Question 2 • What secret does Ms. Alexander tell Christopher?
Answer 2 • His mom had an affair with Mr. Shears
Question 3 • Name what kind of animal Christopher has and its name.
Answer 3 • Toby; rat
Question 4 • How does Christopher find out his mom is still alive?
Answer 4 • While looking for his book, comes across old letters written from his mom
Question 5 • What does Christopher do instead of hugging people?
Answer 5 • Presses his hand against someone elses in a fan
Question 6 • Name 3 items found in Christophers pocket when he is taken to the police station.
Answer 6 • Puzzle piece, swiss army knife, piece of string, 3 rat pellets, some money, red paper clip, key
Question 7 • Name one of the 2 reason Christopher finds people confusing
Answer 7 • They a lot with few words; they talk in metaphors
Question 8 • What subject is Christopher excited about taking
Answer 8 • A-Level Math
Question 9 • What does Wellington get killed with?
Answer 9 • A Garden Fork
Question 10 • Name one of the things Christopher does when he gets angry or overwhelmed?
Answer 10 • Screams, hits people, curls up into a ball
Question 11 • Where does Christopher hide on the train to London?
Answer 11 • Luggage Compartment
Question 12 • How Does Christopher almost die at the subway station?
Answer 12 • Toby escapes, Christopher almost gets hit by a subway car.
Question 13 • Why does Christopher like math so much?
Answer 13 • There is always a definite answer.
Question 14 • In the letters, what word does Christopher’s mom often use to describe his dad?
Answer 14 • Patient
Question 15 • Why did Christopher hit the police officer?
Answer 15 • Because the officer grabbed his arm.