I recently read the book, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. I liked this book, a children’s literature fictional story, because I learned a lot about kindness to others who are different from me. I think about how Auggie, the main character, must have felt going through his everyday life. Auggie is a ten year old boy who lives in New York City. He was born with a facial deformity that makes it hard for him to go to school and make friends. He was always homeschooled until his parents decided to transfer him to a regular school. This is Auggie’s worst nightmare. At first, he keeps his head down as children, looking frightened, stare at him. Auggie finally makes two friends, Summer and Jack. They don’t care how Auggie looks, but there is another student, Julian, who bullies Auggie because of his deformity. Another reason this is a good book is because it has sections written from the different characters’ perspectives. Via, Auggie’s older sister, Julian, Summer, Jack and Auggie himself all describe events from their point of view. I don’t want to give away any of the story so you will have to read the book to find out what happens. I highly recommend this book! It has a lot of great lessons for everyone.


Photo Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_(Palacio_novel)

Photo Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_(Palacio_novel)



2 Responses to Wonder

  1. David Olson says:

    Hi Catriona,

    Thanks for the review of Wonder – one of my favorite books! I think Auggie would do well at a Sacred Heart school!

    Mr. Olson

  2. Mrs. Monaghan says:

    Frankie, this is a wonderful review! You know how I love this book. I’m so glad you reviewed it so that others will be interested to give it a try!

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