Friday, May 31, 2013

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

I laughed, I cried, and I laughed and cried some more while reading this wonderful (pun intended) book. Different characters including August himself tell the story about his first year in school, which, due to his facial deformity and the many surgeries it required, is 5th grade. Kids can be cruel to someone who looks different and Auggie certainly experiences some of that. But, kids can also be accepting and loving and protective of their friends who are different and we see that love and kindness towards Augie too. I highly recommend this fantastic book both for children and adults.

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