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Wonder by R.J. Palacio


August (Auggie) is a fifth-grade boy with a facial deformation that has kept him homeschooled his whole life. Now, his parents want him to go to school and he must face the challenges it will bring. Although he doesn’t want to go, Auggie is brave and attends school knowing that he could get bullied and teased. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?

What I Thought of Wonder

I really enjoyed this book even though it doesn’t have much action. It is a very heartfelt story that lets you go into the mind of a young boy living with a facial deformity. However, this book could be a bit boring to people who like action, so I wouldn’t recommend to readers who like that genre. Overall I would rate a 4 out of 5 stars.

One memorable moment in Wonder is when Auggie and Jack Will are in the woods where older boys are picking on Auggie, and Jack Will defends him like a good friend. I think this really verified to Auggie that Jack Will truly was going to be there for him and mended there previously troubled friendship.

Overall Rating: 5 Stars