Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Reviewed By: N.W.
The main character August (Auggie) Pullman was born with facial abnormalities. Auggie has been home schooled by his mom all his life until the beginning of fifth grade his parents decide it is time. Everywhere Auggie goes he gets stared at and people are scared by him. Auggie has few friends and none are going to his new school, Beecher Prep. Auggie has to learn how to cope and enjoy the middle school experience while learning to make true friends along the way. This story is a sad yet wonderful tale of a boy who learns to overlook his looks and show people who he is inside.
Why I Picked it Up: This book is a Rebecca Caudill and Bluestem nominee and I want to read all of the nominees for 2014.
Why I Finished It: This book is really good! It is a very easy read and it really grabs your attention and I read it all the way through without stopping. Great book!
I’d Give this Book To: I would recommend it to anyone (very easy read) but, I must warn you that their are some sad parts! Also anyone who likes a happily ever after ending should read it!
**Librarian Side Note** I have heard very good things about this book, and this review only backs that up. Not only does the library have the regular book, but we also have this title in downloadable ebook and the book on CD! So many ways to enjoy!