Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Review of Wonder by R.J. Palacio

            I thought that Wonder by R.J. Palacio told a wonderful story. The protagonist, August, has been home schooled up until 5th grade because of a facial deformity.  He is treated both specially and unfairly when he comes to Beecher Prep even though he wants to be treated normally.  He tries to convince his peers that he is just like them and that looks don’t really matter. Throughout the book the point of view changes, different thoughts of August are told and people learn to accept August for who he is. After reading Wonder you’ll catch your self judging people for their real selves, not their looks. The book really explains the quote “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. I highly recommend this book for any one in middle school or people who enjoy stories about coming to terms with their identity.   


  1. This is an awesome book that ALL middle schoolers, soon to be middle schoolers, middle school teachers, anyone who has been to middle get the idea... should read. It restores faith in human KINDness. I love the characters and how the story is so artfully told from so many perspectives.
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  2. I wish that everyone would read this book, because it will help them understand the humanity of my son and everyone like him.

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