Title: Wonder Author: R.J. Palacio
Rating: 🍦 (48/50)
Recommended for: Grades 4th-6th AR: 4.8 Lexile: 790
Ten-year-old August (Auggie) Pullman was born with an very rare, extreme facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at private middle school Beecher Prep. Auggie endures taunts and bullies and struggles to be seen as just another student. 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?
This book is moving and uplifting with a perfect amount of complexity woven into the story line. R. J. Palacio will have you crying one moment and laughing the next. With realistic and heartwarming family interactions, a lively school scene, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of many different ages. Amazing! A must read.
There’s also a movie coming out November 17th. I know I want to see it!
Thoughts (for when you’re done reading, contains major spoilers)
I absolutely LOVED 💖 this book! Very well written!
My favorite character was easily Summer. She was a extremely kind to August on the first day of school when she sat next to him whereas everyone else was staring at him like he was some weird space alien (which he is not) and whispering behind his back. And Summer stayed a loyal and true friend the entire time. 🙂
My favorite part was at the Science Camp when Henry, Miles, and Jack stood up to Eddie when he bullied August. I shows you that sometimes people aren’t always as they seem and can change at any time. Now August is free from bullying in his new school-and has a couple of new friends who will have his back.
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