Book Review Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Sweet. That is the word that comes to mind about this book. I’ve been wait listed for this book for ages, and I know many of you have probably read it. I’m a bit late to the game. I’m so glad I finally got ahold of this sweet story. Such a feel good book.
This is a very easy to read story. You will fall in love with Auggie Pullman, the “ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.” I sure fell in love with him. Mostly I fell in love with his courage.
August Pullman has a severe facial deformity. He has spent his whole life enduring stares from kids and adults alike. People who judge the book by the cover of course. But never take the courage to read between the lines.
But those people who really know Auggie, those who love him as the human boy he is, those are who tell the story. Interspersed throughout the book are Auggies thoughts and feelings as told by Auggie, and then the views of the people around him, and what it’s like being Auggie’s family and friends.
This remarkable story, now a major motion picture, really brings to light our prejudice and perception, and sparked the movement known as Choose Kind.
At the end of the book, as tears flowed down my cheeks I highlighted this passage “shall we make a new rule in life? Always try to be a little kinder than necessary.”
Honestly. Can that be so hard?
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Five Stars for Wonder – everyone, young and old, should read this book.
Read last week’s review of Americanah here.
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