BOOK REVIEW: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

An amazing novel that follows August Pullman, a 10-year-old kid with birth defects August having to deal with entering middle school.

Published: February 14. 2012

Genre: fiction, children literature

Pages: 310

Where To Purchase: www.thriftbooks.com

This book was amazing. I loved everything about this book. The novel made me shed tears and I was genuinely invested in this story from start to finish. It took me awhile to read it because when the moment would come that I felt the need to cry, I would put the book away. This book really touches on your emotions, and I thought it was beautifully written. I don’t normally like reading books in first person, but this book amazed me immensely.

One of the things I liked about this, is a quote that Mr. Tushman said at the end.

We carry with us, as human beings, not just the capacity to be kind, but the very choice of kindness.

Wonder. Chapter ‘A Simple Thing’ , Page 300

Every since reading that quote, it has stayed with me. I do believe that everyone has the capacity to be kind to themselves as well as others. I think that was a beautiful thing to say, and that it made me emotional. I sat there and read that twice, and I remember going ‘wow, that’s beautiful’, and that’s because it is. It’s beautiful and important to remember to be kind to people, and not just for show, but because you care. An act of kindness can go a long way.

Another thing I liked is how the kids told Auggie that he was a brave person.

You’re okay dude, it’s okay, they said.

You’re a brave little dude, you know that?

Wonder. Chapter ‘Voices In The Dark’, Page 270

The kids standing up to teenagers that were bigger than them was amazing to see. No one likes a bully, and I’m glad they showed the kids character development with helping Auggie.

I honestly have nothing left to say because I enjoyed this book so much. I was recommended this book by jehdndndw and I thank you for that. It was so beautiful, and I cried long and hard after reading it. I felt the emotions everyone was feelings, the resign from Auggie, the stress from mom, the trying positivity from dad, and the anger from Via. It was amazing to put myself in the shoes of these characters, and Rj Palacio should be proud of herself.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Have you read this book? Is this on your list to read? Let me know in the comments!

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