Thursday, May 1, 2014

Book Review: Wonder by R.J Palacio

Release Date: February 14, 2012

Publisher: Knopf

Pages: 315

Received: Target

Star Rating: ★ ★ ★  ☆

                         August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?

My Thoughts

"I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives."

Wonder is one of those books that crushes your heart, but repairs it throughout your journey. I never really planned to read a Middle Grade this month, I'm glad I chose this book.

 Auggie Pullman goes through plenty of hardships. Which is expected of a 5th grader who has Treacher Collins (disorder that contains severe facial deformities). Auggie was a wonderful protagonist. He was an ordinary kid. There is always a point in life where you've been bullied. You're always rooting for the victim because he/she is just trying to leave not noticed. We were all rooting for Auggie. 

The other point of views were also a plus. We got to see how they influenced in Auggie's story. I just really understood how kids can be so ignorant to others. Their perspectives contributed to the plot in so many ways. All the characters' plays in the book made an impact and just warms your heart.

"You really are a wonder, Auggie. You are a wonder."

I loved everything ended in a happy note. It all seemed appropriate. Wonder is a book that you remember on sad days, and stays with you.

4.5/5 STARS

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