Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Review)

Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Review)

Apr 19, 2019, 8:16:16 PM Entertainment

'I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.'

This book was wonderful.

I have been putting this book off for so long because I thought it was going to sad for me, but boy was I wrong. Parts of it were definitely sad but it also had a lot of heartwarming moments and left me with the warm and fuzzies.

I am not usually a fan of multiple points of view, but it really worked in this book. I actually loved seeing the different characters and their experiences and how they related to Auggie.

Having Auggie as a child made for a really beautiful story. Seeing him navigate school and life and seeing how his friends, family and classmates dealt with changes in their lives was a really beautiful thing to witness.

R.J. Palacio did a fantastic job with this book. The story was equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking and the characters were so real and relatable. The characters emotions radiated off the pages from start to finish.

This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. I so happy that I have finally read it. I will definitely be reading this book again in the future.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio is a truly beautiful book that will stay with you long after the final page.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker

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