WONDER

by RJ Palacio

A boy with a facial deformity starts school.

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  • @SiriusBmarauder Snickering, he dropped a book onto Padfoots lap. "I wonder why."
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    • Here is a summary of what the book is about. "I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse." August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up till now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school.Staring 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid-but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face.Wow what an amazing book. I am so glad I bought it.It is truly an inspirational story. It has great life lessons throughout the story.This book is a little reminder to always choose kindness and also not to judge people.If we all choose kindness the world would be a better place.If I could I would give this book a 20 stars rating or more.Happy Reading Everyone!
    • I am 9 and i liked the book. its good for kids who like to read. The book teaches many lessons witin the storyline. It's excellent. A fun read with a few sad moments.I gave it five stars for kids😊
    • 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.
    • First - Parents need to know that Wonder is about young boy, August Pullman, who has a congenital facial abnormality who has to cope with a range of reactions to his unusual appearance. Some kids use hateful language, and some people suggest that Auggie is mentally deficient. However, goodness wins out, and readers should find it inspiring and uplifting. Author R.J. Palacio writes the book in multiple voices -- Auggie's, some of his friends', his sister's -- and the different points of view are mostly very well-realized and show the inner feelings of the different characters. Wonder by RJ Palacio was astonishing! I think the book was for grades fifth-eighth grade, and adults would like it. This book can teach many different lessons. The one that stood out to me was not to judge by the way someone looked but by the inner character of that person. It is one of the most moving books I have read in a long time, and I am still pretty amazed at how the author wove so much complexity into a story for middle schoolers.Take home messages included, you can count on your parents even if things get tough, sometimes people make mistakes and deserve second chances, sometimes you just have to suck it up and endure and most importantly, in general, things change over time.
    • This book definitely has a powerful message about bullying, but it's just not a totally believable story. This young man has an imagination and thought process that is developed way beyond his young age. It sounds like a young woman trying to write from a young man's perspective. I'd recommend it to young readers but just didn't feel like it lived up to the hype. I actually thought the movie was better than the book (a rarity, in my experience).