Saturday, January 5, 2013

Book Review - Wonder

My mom gave me this book to read and told me how great it was and that I needed to read it and I needed to have Trevor read it too. I set it on my kitchen counter and went back to the book I was reading at the time. It kept sitting on my counter and she kept asking if I had started it yet. When I was cleaning the kitchen the other day I decided I needed to just read it. So I started it and I could not put it down. It took me three days to read but I would have read it in one if I didn't have kids to take care of and laundry to do and meals to cook. Wonder, by R.J. Palacio  is a book about a boy who has a birth defect that left his face disfigured. He is 10 years old and going into school for the first time. The book follows Auggie as he struggles through fifth grade and as he learns to stop hiding his face and realizes that there are people out there who like him because of who he is. This book is about kindness, plain and simple. It's well written with chapters from the points of view of different characters to give the reader a look at how each character really sees Auggie and their relationship with him. This is by far one of the best books I have ever read. It's one of those books that make me wish I was still teaching so I could read it with my class. I think this will be the book I read with Trevor over the summer before he goes into 5th grade. I would read it now but we're in the middle of Fablehaven and he won't let me stop that to read something else, even if it is super fabulous. 


Nickolai & Courtney said...

My cousin's brother in-law wrote Fablehaven! I haven't read them but I have hear some good things. I will have to put Wonder on my reading list!

GHFamily said...

I love your book reviews. I will find this book and read it. BTW, your last book review had me reading the whole Giver series again.

Pamela said...

Funny, because of your book interview and book recommendations, I just started reading the Giver, for the first time, and hope to read the whole series, too!