Wonder by R.J.Palacio
My Rating – 5*-5*
‘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?’
This book was wonderful…
The fact that this book is so wonderful is why I’m finding it so hard to review, this book is for sure a must read and I really think everyone should pick this up at least once to read, regardless of your age.
I feel like August is a very relatable character, because at one point in our life I’m sure we have all had that feeling of not being accepted – we may feel that feeling once or twice but August felt it every practically every day and it’s heart-breaking.
One of the interesting things about this book is that it shifts perspective, not only do we have it from Auggie’s POV but we have it from his sister, his best friends Jack and Summer, his sister’s boyfriend and his sister’s ex best friend and it was refreshing to see August’s life but from someone else’s perspective and how knowing him has changed their lives.
I have no idea what to write about this book, other than the fact is was a beautiful reminder to be kind to others and I highly recommend it to everyone.
If you haven’t picked this up, please do so.