Sometimes, I express my creativity by putting myself into someone else’s shoes. Then I write. I write my heart away. I write about whatever I’m feeling. Try it.
Heard of the book The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time? It’s an absolutely outstanding book – interesting and engaging for both teenagers and adults. Haddon grabbed me by the scruff of my neck and lured me into the unique world of Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old student who sees life differently – through numbers and observations. Read it.
Well, today I was feeling like an outsider, like Christopher. So i wrote this:
I am Christopher Boone. I know all the countries in the world and all their capitals. I know π to 2347 decimal places and the multiples of 7 till 10,934. But I am not so sure if I understand people.
Siobhan said that to help me understand I could keep a log of what people say and what they do and what what they say and do means. Then, is someone said or did something I didn’t understand, I could look in my log. And that would help me understand.
But I like Arthur Conan Doyle. And Arthur Conan Doyle didn’t keep logs of what people said and did. So neither will I. But Arthur Conan Doyle did write interesting mystery novels like the ‘Sherlock Holmes’. And I do too. My first book was called ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’. It was a big success. I even got it published.
Everyday, I get letters in the mail like:
There were a few things I didn’t understand about these letters:
1) Firstly, Mary (the four-year-old) spelt my name wrong and has bad handwriting. I do not like this.
2) Secondly, Mary (the four-year-old) is only four years old. She should not be reading my book. Children are young and stupid and they have sticky fingers. She would not understand my book and she would make it dirty. And my book must be clean and it must be understood. So I wrote a letter back to Mary telling her this and telling her not to read any of my books ever again. But Mum found my letter and said I was being rude and this would decrease her profits. So she ripped my letter into 22 pieces. And Mary will keep reading my books and make them dirty and not understand.
3) I do not understand what Mr. Nathan Hall (Director of Random House Publications) said about capturing ‘the character of an autistic teenager perfectly, as if you were actually him’. I do not understand this because I am not autistic and my book is about ME, not a character, so of course I have captured the character of a teenager perfectly, as if I was actually him. I AM him. And I am not autistic. I just have Behavioural Problems. Siobhan says that this means that Mr. Nathan Hall (Director of Random House Publications) ‘misunderstood’ the fact that my book is an ‘autobiography’. But I think he is just stupid too.
But I do like the idea of becoming a millionaire. Then I could live in a big house, all by myself, away from stupid people like Mary (age 4) and Mr. Nathan Hall (Director of Random House Publications) and away from people who tried to touch me and away from people who make me angry or confused and away from strangers.
My house would have nothing that was yellow or brown. And it would have an endless supply of red Gobi Aloo Saag, Milky Bars, liquorice laces, clementines, pink wafer biscuits, orange squash and my different sorts of food would never touch. And I would never have to go to France. And nobody would move the furniture. And I could have my own car and video games and documentaries and a library full of math books.
Mother said that because ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ was a big success and I enjoyed writing it and even solved the mystery and uncovered some extra mysteries, I should write another book. But I just think she wants me to because she will get more money. But I will anyway. So that is why I am writing this.
 The chapters of this book will be the multiples of 7 – 7, 14, 21, 28, 35 and so on. Because I like multiples of 7.
 read chapter 131 of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ to understand why I do not like those colours.
 Gobi Aloo Saag is an Indian Dish made of caluliflower, potatos, and spinach. It is yummy, but it is yellow. So I add red food colouring.
 A clementine is a variety of mandarin orange. The exterior is a deep orange colour with a smooth, glossy appearance. Clementines can be separated into seven to fourteen segments.
 Siobhan says this is called a sequel.
What do you think?