Wonder by R.J Palalcio
This is a moving, inspiring and uplifting story of a 10 yr old boy, August Pullman, or Auggie, who has a congenital facial abnormality. He has had 27 surgeries on his face since birth and despite the surgeries, he will never look “normal”.
However, Auggie is smart, brave, courageous and funny. This is a story of Auggie’s 1st year in a mainstream school. He is the new kid and if you’ve ever been the new kid 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?
Wonder makes you engage with real characters, who come alive off the page and pull you into their story. It will make you start discussions about bullying, friendship, acceptance and being different.
Review by Jenny @ Great Escape Books
R. J. Palacio is a graphic designer by day and a writer by night. She lives in New York City with her family and a black dog called Bear. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, WONDER, has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide and has spent over three years in the UK and US bestseller charts.”