Saturday, June 30, 2012

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Auggie is an amazing child born with a deformed face and home schooled until fifth grade.  The book begins as he enters a real school for the first time.  We witness the reactions of others as they see him for the first time in school and in day to day activities.  

Auggie has a terrific sense of humor and it is hard not to fall in love with him.  Not wanting pity he strives to be normal and we cheer him on from page one to page the last.  Occasionally the story shifts to other points of view which add another dimension to Wonder.  Some of these POV's push this book out of the elementary age range into middle school and higher however mature 5th and 6th graders will enjoy the book.

Read as an ebook arc courtesy of Random House Children's Books via Netgalley.  However I have purchased this book for my school library and readers are enjoying it and we've had some lovely conversations about it.

1 comment:

Megan L said...

Wonder was such a good read!