“I really enjoyed this story. I cried and laughed, but it teaches a great lesson. The narrator, being the boy with the disfigurement, paints a vivid picture of his daily life, including his fears. It was just ::sigh:: great! ”Monica Lagares wrote this review yesterday. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a sad book but as some points it is very uplifting. I highly recommend this book.
It is about a boy whose face is messed up. It tells opinions of most of the characters but has a rather unsatisfying ending. By Coleman”
“Summary: Wonder is a story about a ten year old boy who was born with a facial deformity. It goes through a year in his life as he begins going to a real school for the first time ever. He endures lots of bullying and hard times, but in the end of the year, it turns out to have been worth every minute of it.
My response: I thought this book told an amazing story. It really got you into the heads of the characters, the emotional scenes were so detailed that it evoked tears, both sad and happy. It was very well written and i liked that it told stories from the point of view of each of the characters.
Books to Read with Wonder:Other books about bullying situations. When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Stories that convey the message that you shouldn't judge anyone based on their appearance.
Quotes:"I think their should be a rule that everyone should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives."”
“great book funny sometimes too”Holly Jensen wrote this review yesterday. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Juvenile fiction--definitely aimed at preteen audience and both predictable and sometimes trite, but for appropriate readers, I am sure the novel is insightful. The author sometimes beats the reader over the head with the main idea--that being kind is the way to be human, and helping those who don't fit in enhances the helper's life as well. Some editing and tightening of the text would help the readability of this text.”Judy F wrote this review 2 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wonder was a fantastic book. You can feel how August. Summer a great impacted I'm the book to. I really think you should read it. ”Soccer 101 wrote this review 2 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The final chapter of this book takes it over the top in terms of schmaltzy, otherwise it was a pretty good tale.”Carol R wrote this review 2 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked this book a lot. The character of August had a great outlook on life, despite being picked on and stared at for his disfiguration. It was great to read about all characters' perspectives. Some very touching moments. The end was tied up a bit too neatly, but the author did a good job of showing that it's not what's on the outside of a person, but the inside.”laura l wrote this review 3 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wow! Incredibly powerful story about a boy who was born with a genetic abnormality that effects his face. Truly inspiring story!! It will be a great parallel to, "Firegirl," the book I am currently reading with my class.”Genius Jones wrote this review 4 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is one of my favorite books I've read this year. This book is about a young boy named Auggie that was born with a facial deformity. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep was a big challenge for him. He had never attended a school before and he only wanted to be treated as an ordinary kid. I love how this book uses different points of view from different characters. I feel that I could easily picture what was going on. I recommended this book to a few people already and they fell in love with it as well. Grab this book if you haven't read it yet, you will surely enjoy it as much as I did.”Angela Cruz wrote this review 8 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No