Wonder by Raquel J. Palacio
What the Publisher says about the book: 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?
What I Thought: Life changing, amazing, 3rd favourite book of all time, must read, all things to say about Wonder. Have you ever wondered about how it feels being the odd one out at school? This is a book about how he deals with it and it also gives you some insights in to how he has dealt with it. It has different stories from different people including Auggie, Summer and Via.
It is beautifully written, emotive and has an amazing life lesson. This is the first in a set of two. The other book is Auggie and me (below), although the stories of Auggie and me can be bought separately. One of the saddest parts is when Daisy, (full name Darth Daisy) gets put down and they get a new dog called Bear. It was written well because after the sadness of this event there was happiness at the end. It shows you how hard it is to lose a pet; Daisy was always there for him, to give him a lick, to give him a hug. WARNING: When reading have a massive box of tissues next to you or your house will flood of tears!
I am looking forward to the movie in 2017….
Score: 4½/5 cowbells
My recommended age range: 9- ∞ years old