Wonder by R.J. Palacio | Book Review

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Genre: Realistic Fiction
Publication Date: 2012


(from GoodReads)

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?

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Wonder was such a wonderful book! August is an amazing character he was so adorable, but also such a wise person for someone his age. His parents and their love for August was something that really loved. It was very beautiful how much they love and care for him. His sister Via and Summer and Jack too. The students and Beecher prep as well. I fell in love with so many of the characters in this book

It’s already hard to make friends in middle school and August has an even tougher time doing that because of his rare birth defect that affects the way his face looks. People give one look at him and they’re turning the other way, or stealing glances at him without even trying to get to know him. But once they do. Once they get the courage to strike up a conversation they realize that’s he’s just another ordinary kid, a hilarious and intelligent kid, who just, happens to look a little different from everyone else.

This story really touched my heart I was crying tears of both happiness and sadness throughout the book and I absolutely recommend this book to everyone, whether they are a boy or a girl, an adult or a kid. It’s the kind of story that is hard to find and it teaches a great message and I think everyone should read it and experience Auggie’s story because they won’t regret it.

“There are always going to be jerks in the world, Auggie,” she said, looking at me. “But I really believe, and Daddy really believes, that there are more good people on this earth than bad people, and the good people watch out for each other and take care of each other.”

I believe there more good people than bad people on this world too. At least, I really hope so.

5 out of 5 stars


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