“You really are a wonder Auggie. You are a Wonder”
Hello Booklovers, today I want to share my opinion with you about a book I just finished and that really touched my heart in so many ways.
Author: R.J. Palacio Published: February 14, 2012 Pages: 316
‘My name is August.
I won’t describe to you what I look like.
Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.’
Ten-year-old August Pullman wants to be ordinary. He does ordinary things. He eats ice-cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside.
But Auggie is far from ordinary. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, he has been home-schooled by his parents his entire life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, Auggie’s parents are sending him to a real school. Can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?
Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches, Wonder is a frank, funny, astonishingly moving debut to be read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.
First I would like to say that R.J. Palacio’s writing was just right and beautiful, considering that most of the book was told by really young children. Most authors don’t really get this part right, but while I was reading I could still feel that innocence and joy that distinguishes kids.
This is one of those books that makes you want to hug everyone in it. Auggie was such a sweet and smart boy and his story, I know talks for thousands out there that have to go through the same everyday of their lives.
It develops the problem of bullying so well and it truly shows the value of kindness and showing the different perspectives of all the characters, I believe was genius. It makes us understand that we all go through bad times in our life but that should never stop us from always trying to be kind to everyone.
I think everyone should read this book, no matter how old you are. It’s just one of those books that makes you feel right, that leaves a mark inside you that you just know will always stay there.
This is the end of the post. Have any of you read this book? what did you think?
Hope you are all having good reads!