Wonder Book Review

Wonder: Book Review By Willow.
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Wonder by RJ Palacio

Powerful Message

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.

Realistic Characters

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.

Get your copy here! You can also listen to it for free with an Audible trial.

Enjoy the movie trailer for Wonder, starring Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Mandy Patinkin !

7 thoughts on “Wonder Book Review

  1. I haven’t watched the movie yet but I have read this book and I absolutely loved it. It’s the perfect all age read and it has such an important message to it which is conveyed realistic. The ending made my heart so happy I thought I would burst. I am so glad you loved it too. Brilliant review x

  2. It’s rare, but we finally share another book! I love this book. My boys and I read it together and then we went to see the movie. The movie just doesn’t cut it. Sigh.

    1. Hello Lonna!
      I’m not surprised that the movie doesn’t cut it. Books are usually better than the movies.
      I still have to watch the movie though…maybe next week I will make time.

      It’s nice that you can read it with your boys. My son isn’t interested in it at all. He just finished Maze Runner trilogy and now reading the prequels. I’m just happy that he’s reading. 🙂

  3. Hi, Dinh.
    Congratulations on finding this superb “guest” book reviewer.
    Reading Willow’s book review of Wonder was very inspiring.
    I was easily able to gather the gist of this book and its powerful message.
    Willow has presented us with an excellent “first review” and must surely be encouraged to continue on this path.
    The proof of the benefits “reading” is available here for all to see.
    Smashing review Willow!

    1. Hello Paul!
      It’s great to have a younger reviewer on board. Willow has given her seal of approval and the recommendation is a solid one for Wonder.
      Wonder has reached the hearts of millions and it’s definitely one to read!

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