Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor:
Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA;
David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library,
Journal Review Editor.
“I find people confusing,” writes Christopher John Francis
Boone, the 15-year-old boy with probable Asperger disorder who is the fictional
author and narrator of this novel. In reality, people also find Christopher,
and most children with Asperger disorder, extremely confusing. By writing
his own book, Christopher tries to make himself less confusing and, through
Christopher’s story, Mark Haddon brings a new perspective to a well-publicized
but poorly understood disorder.
Ringold S. Fiction, Asperger Disorder. JAMA. 2004;292(22):2781-2786. doi:10.1001/jama.292.22.2781-a