Recommended by Sarah Pauline (@sarahinrainbows)
Form and genre: play
Length: 160 pages
Summary: A dramatic adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel dealing with a young man’s experience of living with autism.
Age recommendation and challenging content: Contains elements of ableism. Requires careful discussion and awareness of bias. Would recommend for Y7 and above.
Notable reasons for recommending this book: It’s a great introduction to modern drama and stage craft.
Other useful information: There are some lovely soundscape activities which can be planned around key segments. The first stage production of this text was a groundbreaking piece – there is a lot of literature about how it was achieved.