Wonder – R.J Palacio

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WONDER is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. 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, underneath it all?

Through the voices of Auggie, his big sister Via, and his new friends Jack and Summer, WONDER follows Auggie’s journey through his first year at Beecher Prep. Frank, powerful, warm and often heart-breaking, WONDER is a book you’ll read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

I really enjoyed this book. Yes it’s a bit different from the usual chick lit I read and review but it’s good to explore out of you literature comfort zone once in a while! It was moving. I was crying at numerous points in the book. It was funny and it was also really really entertaining. It brought back my memories of how cruel school can be. It brought back memories of my grandmother and family dog

I’m rating this a my June Book of the Month. It’s fantastic

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