March 30, 2012
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
This is her first book? Seriously? This is an incredible book, and instantly became one of my all time favorites. It's the story of August Pullman, a fifth grade student just entering middle school after having been home schooled since his education began. Middle school is hard enough for most kids, but Auggie has a special reason to be nervous. He has a facial deformity that gets him stares, shocked looks, and even fear from others. As Auggie starts school, he encounters difficult students, friendly students, and many life lessons. This book had me crying, laughing, and feeling for the characters. The author writes from the point of view of several of them, not just Auggie, and this really helps to develop a fondness for each of them, even though they are all very different. I loved this book and highly recommend it for everyone to read.
This review is based on a publisher supplied electronic copy.
Until next time, bon voyage and happy reading!