Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Published February 14, 2012 by Knopf
Page count: 313
Auggie Pullman is just a normal kid. But that isn’t how everyone else sees him. Auggie has a facial deformity, and other kids think he’s a “monster” and different from them because of his “scary” face. Auggie has been homeschooled his whole life, but is starting middle school at the local public school, where he doesn’t know anyone but everyone knows him, because of his face. This is the story of Auggie’s first experience with school, with friends, with bullies and trying to blend in. In R.J. Palacio’s debut novel, it’s about getting past the outside to see what’s on the inside. An incredible story, Wonder will be a a cherished book for ages to come.
This was a WONDERful book. (See what I did there? 🙂 It’s very realistic and thinking about the events in this book happening in real life, you realize that no matter what someone looks like they’re as normal as you are. It is sad yet uplifting read at the same time. You just fall in love with Auggie, he’s such a sweet boy. Ugh, Julian. There’s always a Julian and you just have to find a way to not let them get to your head. If I knew Auggie, I would teach Julian a lesson. I recommend this book to everyone, and it is a great reminder to ALWAYS “Choose Kind!”
9.5 out of 10 XanderStars