Wonder by R. J. Palacio

‘I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.’

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Wonder is the heart-warming story of 10 year-old August Pullman.
August (better known as Auggie) is a completely normal 10 year old boy…with a facial disfigurement.
The story deals with Auggie’s transition from being home-schooled to entering standard education. The novel offers a remarkable insight into what it feels like to be really and truly different, to be excluded based purely on looks.
Written from numerous different character viewpoints and short chapters, you will race through this book quicker than you think. Don’t be fooled into thinking this book is just for children; it is very much a story for all ages. One that will make you stop in your tracks, and really think about your own behaviour. There is a wonderfully positive feeling running through the novel from beginning to end – we all know the old “it’s what’s inside that counts” message, but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded.

Suitable for age 9+

Love From,

Original Book Girl

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