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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

by R.J. Palacio

Published by: Knopf
Released on: February 14, 2012
320 Pages
Rating: 5/5

  From the very beginning, R.J Palacio has written words that let us know this isn't going to be an easy story to read. The point of view starts with a young boy of ten years of age who was born with a rare disfigurement and lets us know that he probably looks worse than we imagine. He goes by the name of August and he is strong willed and incredibly strong minded. I found myself crying so many times at how brave and strong this young boy was through so many trying times. He explains that he has never stepped inside of a real school, only to begin the journey soon enough.
  As August goes through his days inside of the life of a real school kid, he learns to deal with the name calling and shunning that he knew would happen. What I didn't know was that we would get to experience lives through the eyes of many of Augusts friends and even his sister, telling their side of the story and sharing in their experiences and beliefs of August.
  In the end, things came together quite like they should. Unfortunately, it was over certain circumstances that never should've taken place. Wonder is full of compassion, heartache, and love. Through many events in the book, you will want to wrap your arms tightly around August and hold him ever so tight. Many bonds take place, and many tears will fall.

Purchased from Amazon.


  1. This book sounds fantastic and emotional. Thanks for the awesome review!!

  2. Sounds like a very good story. I'll have to check it out. Great review!

  3. I love the idea of this book. I really hate the idea of bullying and the fact that many experience it every single day.
    I would love to read this book, added to my TBR.
    GREAT review,
    Your new reader,

  4. Oh I want to read this book. I have really been into the herd emotional books lately.

  5. This has been on my TBR list forever and I still haven't gotten around to it. I may have to up it on list...

  6. This looks amazing! My copy is due to arrive soon, I'm practically standing beside the postbox so that I can get it straight away! :) Great review!

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