The narrator, Christopher Boone, discovers Mrs Shears’ dog Wellington dead on her front lawn. The dog has been killed with a garden fork. Christopher strokes the dog and wonders who has killed him.
Christopher introduces himself and explains that he often struggles to understand how other people are feeling from their facial expressions.
Christopher hugs the dead dog until Mrs Shears comes out and screams at him. He doesn’t know what to do so he puts his forehead on the ground.
Christopher’s teacher Siobhan has suggested that he should try writing a book. He explains that he is writing a murder mystery novel because it’s his favourite genre. He wants to write about Wellington’s death because he wants to write about someth...