A childrens/middle grade debut novel by book jacket designer R.J.Palacio will have you crying one minute and laughing the next. This novel is warm, up-lifting and accessible to all ages! It seriously might be one of my favourite books of the year!
Beautifully written, Wonder follows the coming-of-age story of Auggie Pullman, a young boy with a facial deformity that makes him look a bit different to everyone else. Following his big step in to fifth grade, after being home schooled by his over-protective parents, Auggie is the inspirational young man that doesn’t let anything get to him!
He’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face!
The book shows us the pulls and pushes of our society, and the problems that even the youngest of us can go through! Bullies litter the playground, but there are some out there that are willing to accept Auggie as he is, and with their help, perhaps he’ll get to the end of the school year without dropping out.
Friendship, kindness and acceptance are just three of the lessons in this book, perfect for all ages; young, old and in between. It’s short chapters make it so accessible to everyone, and so easy to read and want to read more. It’s hard to put down, easily a one-sitter if you have the time, and a perfect read for the summer.
So if you’re looking for something heartwarming, inspirational and extraordinary, look no further than Auggie Pullman. The true wonder of the world.
You can find R.J. Palacio’s website here
Find the book trailer below!
And the movie trailer below! I don’t know how similar it will be to the book, I can already see a few changes here and there, but it still gives off that heart-warming and up-lifting vibe that the book gave me, so it can’t be all that bad! And I believe it comes out in the UK at lest, in December and not November!