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Wonder by R. J. Palacio

"I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then 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?"

In lack of better words to describe Wonder I will say this is an incredible masterpiece of a book. I’m literally speechless. The cover of my copy has a little subtitle that says: “You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out”. That, combined with the title itself could have never described in a better way the book itself. A bit of a warning first: the reader will not be able to put this book down.

Wonder tells the adventures of August, a 10-year- old kid who was born with facial deformity, and his struggles throughout his first year at school. Told from 6 different points of view, we witness how almost all of the characters not only start accepting others, but also how they accept themselves.

It is a book that will leave no one indifferent. It annoys and outrages sometimes but at the same time it steals happy laughs and tears from the reader. I will say with no shame that I was covered in joyful tears thanks to the beauty of its ending and the great lesson it provides: “Such a simple thing, kindness”.

In conclusion, this is an IMPORTANT BOOK. One of the best books I’ve read so far this 2014, if not the best, and possibly one of my all time favourites from now on. READ THIS, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.


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