Reading Well

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading.

The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. People can be recommended a title by a health professional, or they can visit their local library and take a book out for free.

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Mae Darllen yn Well Llyfrau ar Bresgripsiwn yn eich helpu i ddeall a rheoli eich iechyd a’ch lles trwy ddefnyddio darllen hunangymorth.

Cafodd y llyfrau eu dewis gan arbenigwyr iechyd a phobl sy’n byw gyda’r cyflyrau sy’n cael eu trafod. Gall gweithwyr iechyd proffesiynol argymell teitl i rywun, neu gall pobl ymweld â’u llyfrgell leol a benthyg llyfr am ddim.


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Mark Haddon, Suzanne Dean

Christopher Boone is fifteen and has Asperger’s Syndrome. He knows a great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour’s dog murdered he sets out on a journey which will turn his whole world upside down.


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Reader Reviews


04 May 2016

I loved this book because it was written in a completely unique style which really helped to understand the main character of the book. Christopher’s intelligence and curiosity is very charming throughout and really gives an insight into his condition.

The variety of different characters introduced throughout this book felt so realistic and just like people you’d meet on the streets in your own life. This book is filled with shocking little twists and really kept me interested in the way the story unfolded.

This story really helps to understand the different emotions this boy experiences on a daily basis in situations which may appear ordinary to others but hugely impactful for him. I found this book really heart-warming and would suggest it to anyone as it’s such an easy and gripping read.
In conclusion I would rate this book a solid 10 for its originality and success in keeping the reader involved.

I would recommend this book to young adults and upwards and to anyone with an interest in light-hearted mysteries.


20 May 2016

Amazing insight into what it’s like for people with autistic spectrum disorders.

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