Monday, June 20, 2016

Wonder by R.J. Palacio


I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?
R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.
I kept hearing about this book, and I just had to try it out. I was not disappointed, to say the least. 

I think this book is wonderful for children (and children at heart) of all ages! 

I encourage anyone to pick it up! It's a short, fun read, with a great message, and the message is not just for children. In situations like many in the book, it is not just the children that behave badly. This book could teach some adults I know a thing or two!

I will admit, it did make me cry (*cough* twice *cough*). 

I know this is a short review, and truthfully, I wasn't planning on reviewing it on here at all. I figured it was just a short read that I kept seeing everywhere, so I grabbed it from the library. I really just enjoyed it so much that I figured I should contribute to the many many reviews that are already out there.

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