WONDER

by RJ Palacio

A boy with a facial deformity starts school.

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    • Fast paced and well written, if you're looking for a an amazing story that leaves you smiling and in happy tears, this book is for you. Auggie and his friends are unforgettable and their story will inspire you to always strive to be kind, stick up for what you believe and, to be the kind if friend you'd like to have.
    • I highly recommend this book for adults and kids! I purchased it for my 9 year old granddaughter and she loved it and read it in one day! I have read it and I think it is a really special book because it is well written, and may teach people how "special" people have feelings and emotions and they may have a sense of humor, and lots of incredible traits and just because they don't look like you and me, they are still special and we shouldn't treat them any differently than you treat anyone else. Very sensitive author!
    • "'If every single person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary - the world really would be a better place. And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God.'"I love to read and am always on the lookout for new books to read. I had seen this one awhile ago but decided not to read it at the time because I have so many books I want to read. My twins' school is reading this collectively and I wanted to read it along with them so I decided to purchase my own copy so I would know what they were talking about and could help explain the book. I ended up reading ahead and just finished it. It was so good and I wish I had read it sooner, it was that good!August Pullman is truly an ordinary kid in every way you would think of a ten-year-old boy, except for one thing. He was born with a deformed face and, despite many surgeries, he doesn't quite look "normal." His mom has homeschooled him so that he doesn't have to be out in the world. Now it's time for Auggie to enter fifth grade and his mom is really pushing for him to go to public school. Middle school is hard enough for any kid and Auggie and all of the students, faculty, and staff at Beecher Prep will learn about the power of kindness and how it can really affect us.I started reading this book at the same time that I'm also reading it out loud to my five-year-old twins and I couldn't resist reading ahead! The story is engaging, descriptive, emotional at times, and truly heartwarming. I teared up at several parts, both happy and sad. Wonder is told from several characters' viewpoints so it's great to get a broader view of what's going on during the story than just from one character.I would give this book ten stars if I could! I really felt like I was right there with the rest of the kids at Beecher Prep since the writing was so good and engaging. I feel kids and adults of all ages would love to read this book because it is a good reminder that it is important to always be kind to everyone. You just never know how much that kindness will mean to another person!
    • Now and then I will be attracted to books for the younger set (Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars) and expect that they, like this one, will be a bit simplistic in style, structure and vocabulary. I was attracted to this one by an article in the Wall St. Journal that indicated the publisher anticipated possible sales of 20,000 but the book has sold well over a million copies. The book is the story of a severely deformed boy told from his perspective, his family members and friends as he tries to make it in the fifth grade in a normal school after years of studying at home. Well done lesson in kindness that we all need to be reminded of occasionally, and a most worthy read.
    • I don't even know where to begin. I read this book before my 5th grade son starts reading it for school next week. I was so touched and I couldn't put it down. I started in last night and finished this morning. There are so many lessons to be learned from the characters in this book, not just August "Auggie", himself. I can't wait for my son to read this and for us to discuss. One of the most poignant moments in the book comes at the end with the school director stating, "If every single person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary - the world really would be a better place. And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God". - Mr. Tushman, Wonder by R.J. Palacio