Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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 “When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind”

I can’t think of a better book to write my first review about. This book was absolutely amazing and probably one of my favorites of the year!

Before I begin discussing the book, I would like to make it clear that the reviews I do for this blog will be spoiler free. This will be a place where you can see how I felt about a book and maybe go and check it out for yourself. 🙂

Now back to the review…

This book is about a boy, named Auggie, who was born with a facial deformity. In the beginning of the book, he says he will not even describe what he looks like. He says that whatever we are thinking, it is probably worse. Because of the intense surgeries, Auggie has been homeschooled up until the 5th grade. This year will be his first year in middle school. The story follows Auggie on his first year of school and is told from the perspective of Auggie and five other people in his life.

I thought this book was really great! As a reader, I do not usually tab important parts or quotes in my books. This was the first book that made me do this.

My favorite aspect of this book was the characters. All of the characters in this book were so well-developed. Auggie is such a lovable little boy. The way that he was written, I was instantly attached to him and his journey through his first year of school. Despite all of his hardships, he grew so much throughout the story and truly had a heart of gold. By the end of the book, I was so proud of him! I also thought it was interesting to hear about Auggie from the perspective of other people in his life. I especially liked hearing from his older sister, Via.

This book was fast-moving and I flew through it. I laughed out loud and got choked up too. As a teacher, I thought the events that happened in the school accurately displayed what goes on in schools everyday. This would be a great book for anyone to read and learn a valuable lesson about friendship and kindness.

Wonder By R.J. Palacio: 5/5 stars!

Have you read this book? I would love to hear what you thought! Leave a comment or just say “Hi” in the comments section below.

3 thoughts on “Wonder by R.J. Palacio

  1. I got “Wonder” along with a companion book at Wal-Mart but I haven’t read it yet. I am twenty but I still read kids and young adult books when the mood strikes, but I’ve been busy with John Ajvide Lindqvist (a Swedish horror writer)’s books that I haven’t read this for the time being. I actually read that the author was inspired in writing Auggie by a real boy with Treacher-Collins Syndrome that she met at an ice cream shop. I can’t remember the child’s name, but he has suffered various operations just so he can eat without a tube and look more human. I’m looking forward to reading more of your reviews!

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