by R.J. Palacio
Published by: Knopf
Released on: February 14, 2012
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.
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