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Monday, September 16, 2013

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

This book was really cute and I was sad to see it end. The main character August (Auggie) Pullman was adorable but also strong in the way he was able to deal with everything in his life when I knew I wouldn't be able too.
Auggie is an ordinary kid who just happens to have an extraordinary face to match his extraordinary personality.
He has two different mutated cells that were moving around in him before he was born, and when they met, they created a mutation on his face. His face is crazily deformed now, and he scares people sometimes because, well, his face is kind of scary.
If you're willing to look past his exterior, you would see his just like everyone else.
Ms. Palacio did an amazing job at creating a character that appeals to us because he is different and is proud of it, like everyone should be. She helps to teach us courage, love, kindness, and overall understanding for everyone and everything.
And, yes, I did read this book about a week ago, but I read another one right after and (surprise, surprise) I got caught up in that world.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Recommended for: ages 10+