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My Review of Wonder by RJ Palacio

What They Say:

My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don't get stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. 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?

What I Say:

I've been hearing about Wonder for a couple of years but didn't pick it up due to the hype. On a recent library visit, August Pullman was there staring at me so I took him home.

I read this book in 3 days, which rarely happens in my world! I adored everything about Wonder! The easy to read short chapters, the warm characters and most importantly, Auggie himself. I loved the varying narratives too.

A great, sweet, eye-opening story about the human spirit, kindness and family. 10/10


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