Please welcome on board our special guest reviewer Willow!
Willow is 12 years old and lives in the UK, in a small town in Dorset. She has a younger brother and sister. Her hobbies are singing, reading books, and playing the piano. She also enjoys running and after school club activities.
Wonder is a wonderful book written by R. J. Palacio.
I chose this book to review because I read it as part of our English coursework. The more I read of the book, the more I started to take an interest in it. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to write a review and explain to people why they should read it too.
Great Story Line
Wonder, is a book about a ten year old boy called August who has a life changing genetic disease.
One of the symptoms is deformities to his face. It’s his first time going to middle school and all his life he has been home schooled by his mother and protected from the world around him.
The story centers on August’s struggle for students to accept him for who he is. Students at his school are prejudiced against him because of his appearance.
This story definitely fills you with emotions and mixed feelings.
It isn’t saying that you have to be kind to everyone around you. It’s telling you that problems you have faced in your life can’t be as bad as what others have faced like August.
Wonder has a lot of characters that tell their point of view.
Interestingly, it definitely has a lot of spiteful characters. It also has acts of kindness in it too.
August has an older sister called Via, who is in high school. She explains how she feels left out of the family as August and his problems always appear to be the center of attention. She says how she wants to be loved and cared for more.
This book has a lot of details and it is easy to imagine the characters and settings in the readers mind.
My Final Thoughts
I have really enjoyed Wonder and I can’t tell you enough how powerful it is.
Out of five stars, I would rate it five stars.
I would definitely recommend this book to everyone the age of 10-16.
Enjoy the movie trailer for Wonder, starring Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Mandy Patinkin !