Wonder by R.J. Palacio


August Pullman is as ordinary a boy as any. He loves his family, his dog Daisy, and of course, the Star Wars franchise. He likes ice cream, riding his bike, and playing video games. Why am I telling you all of this? Why am I telling you about an ordinary boy, who enjoys ordinary things? Well, it’s because there is something extraordinary about August.

Wonder is beautifully written. Its focus is of course, on August, with perspectives from other characters adding to the impact of the story. It is a book that showcases the importance of not judging others based on appearance and first impression. It will make you consider how your words, body language and facial expressions impact those around you. It will make you laugh, and cry, but also make you feel thankful for having read it. Children and adults alike will appreciate this book and the message it sends to its readers. 5 stars! Can’t wait for the movie!


About Alex

Alex is a Youth Services Information Assistant at the Civic Centre Resource Library. She loves eating, reading and enjoying the great outdoors!