by R. J. Palacio
I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. 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? R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.
I've been unsure about this one for a while now. So many people have told me that it's a really good read, but I'm still not decided about it. It sounds like it might be a really sweet and moving story, but there's still something that's been keeping me away from it.
So, I thought I'd put it up on Wishlist Wednesday, and ask you guys, if you've read it, what you think of it, and whether or not you'd recommend it. :)
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