Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wonder by R. J. Palacio Review
Author: R. J. Palacio
Publisher: Knopf Books
Recommended for: Middle grade +
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?
Wow. Wonder is a really good book. It was touching and Auggie has such an adorable personality. Beauty is only skin deep they say. Auggie may not be perfect but he has such a good heart. The writing style consist of many character's perspective. I'm glad to see Via, Jack, and Summer's POV. This kept the story engaging. I also like the backstory of Auggie's parent and his favorite aunt. There was a good flow in the story and I didn't get lost. Every adventures he goes through is fun and exciting. Let's just say you get to see him in a difficult situation kids deals with + his deformity.
I highly recommend this book. It was better than what I expected. It gives a positive message to people. Auggie was a very interesting character. He has his weak points but he never gives up. That's because there are people who supports him and love him. I think that's such a great takeaway message.