‘My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.’
Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things – eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside. But ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren’t stared at wherever they go.
Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?
WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.
This is a book that has been sitting in my tbr pile for quite a while as recommended by Estelle.
This is a gem of a book and really makes you think
I loved how they did different the naratives so it wasn’t just about August.It would have been really great to have read the mums point of view especially as I have a child with extra needs. Reading the sisters part really struck a chord with me .
Even though this is a sad story its also a story of friendship ,humour and seeing beyond face value .