If you don’t read any other middle grade books this year, you have got to read this one. I would have picked it up just by looking at the front cover, but I had also already heard MANY people talking about what a quality book it was. It did not disappoint!
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.
Auggie is my hero. He had my heart from the first couple of pages. I could not begin to fathom the feelings he had as he started his new school. Kids can be so cruel, and he is on the receiving end of their cruelty.
He’s a tough little boy with a lot of character.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!
And I was on twitter the other night and saw where this book is the first novel written by R. J. Palacio!!! I could not believe it. And of course I had to start following her! 🙂
Definitely put this book on your TBR list. By the way, have I mentioned just how fantastic GOODREADS is to keep up with all of your books? It’s the best thing since sliced bread. You can even have friends on it. Pick me. Pick me. 🙂
Have a great Friday!!