Wonder, a Book Review

WONDER by R. J. Palacio

I absolutely loved this book! Yes, I know it’s a YA and I’m a senior citizen, but the August (Auggie) Pullman, the young hero cast a spell over me from the first page.

Auggie was born with a terrible facial deformity. Despite many surgeries to make it possible for him to live, nothing could be done to fix how he looks. He’s been sheltered by his family who love him and try to protect him every step of the way, including home schooling.

When the book begins Auggie is about to start regular school. What a brave step for this kid to take—and none of it is easy.

This is story about strong family love, friendships and betrayal, and bullying. I couldn’t help but pull for Auggie every painful step of the way.

The author did a great job showing us Auggie’s feelings and the members of his family and some of his friends.

Highly recommended to anyone who loves a great tale about the human spirit.

Marilyn

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