Monday, June 16, 2014
Book Review: "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio
I have wanted to read this for such a long time, but never seemed to get around to it. Then I visited a local high school and this book was on their summer reading list. One student came up to me and told me how much she loved it and that she read it in one sitting! The enthusiasm she felt for this book made me request it the next day and I read it quickly after that.
I just loved Auggie and wanted to give him a big bear hug. He is ten years old, just a boy, but faces such cruelty and nastiness that I wanted to protect him. I wanted to make things okay for him. I'm glad that this is on the summer reading list - it is a wonderful book and shows how important it is to see beyond the outer layer and recognize the human being within. Everyone is different and that is good.... and while being popular may seem like the most important thing in the world - it isn't worth being mean to others in order to feel more popular. I recommend this middle grade novel to just about everyone!
by R.J. Palacio