One of the best books I have ever read. In school the teacher let us pick books out of a selection and on a whim I picked this one. For those who don't know this book, it is about an autistic kid who finds a dead dog. This may not seem interesting, but it is written in first person. It sucked me up and while I was reading it I could actually relate to him. First of it is hilarious. He digresses so much, one chapter he fights his dad, next he talks about Sherlock Holmes. He go to school for a chapter, and then the next puts out deep philosophical ideas. The story gets better and better as you read on, and funnier too. Has anyone ever read/heard of this book? I would really like to discuss it.