Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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

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?

R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.

I had heard alot about this book but not much either if that makes sense? i spied it in my library and as it was shutting for a few months i picked it up to give it a try. We meet Auggie, who has a facial deformity, and is entering the school system for the first time. I was expecting a cruely heartbreaking story, what followed was exactly the opposite, a beautifully uplifting story that was written in such an easy to read style.
♥"I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives"
We hear from the various people in Auggies life and their feelings about him and the others, there is alot of characters in this book which would usually put me off, but these were all so memorable and all had their own individual characters and ideas that made me interested in every single one of them. Its full of short chapters and follows through the whole school year and the turblance that seems to follow Auggie around.

A good old mug of breakfast tea

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