I know I am a bit behind the times with this read since a movie has even been released, but I am glad I finally took the time to read it. AMAZING! I can't wait to watch the movie.
Title – Wonder
Author – R. J. Palacio
Specific fiction genre – Young Adult
Why I liked it – it is a compelling story of a young man who conquers his fears and ventures into a new world, even though everyone looks at him like he is a freak. It tells the story of how this young man feels, how we can all do better in the world with accepting differences, and how other key characters in his life were impacted. Well written! A must read!
Here is the official description of the book:
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.