BOOK REVIEW WONDER BY R.J PALACIO

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‘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 .

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2 comments on “BOOK REVIEW WONDER BY R.J PALACIO

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