Christopher Boone was the protagonist of the novel; he was15 year old with Asperger’s. This novel has such a power behind it because of the disability’s challenges that Christopher faced. The disabling environment around him included many adults who did not know how to deal with his rituals and requirements. There were also conflicts that began to arise in Christopher's family from the adults' frustration and lack of acceptance of the teen's differences. Christopher, himself, was able to manage his disability well through a set of strategic rituals, such as doing complex math problems in his head. However, his family caused his autistic symptoms to erupt through their own collective inability to cope. Christopher found Wellington, the killed dog, and made it his mission to find the murdered. His rituals and habits caused for him to remain solely focused on this. He wrote about this “murder mystery” in his own book. Christopher’s single-minded, Sherlock-Holmes-style pursuit of the "killer" set in motion a biggermystery that affects his own life. By investigating the murder, Christopher found out the truth about his father’s lies and not- dead mother’s abandonment.Ed Boone is the father of Christopher. He is a man full of extremes when it comes to his emotions, anger and lack of confidence to verbally work through his problems. Ed stutters and struggles with connecting sentences. He dealt with a lot of emotional devastation from the ending of his relationship with his wife. She cheated on him with their neighbor. Ed had no one there to help him through it, therefore he did not cope well with his emotions. He was the type of person who bottled it all up until he exploded in anger during stressful situations. Ed also struggled with Christopher’s behaviors.