“Awesome, awesome book. ”bonitamd wrote this review Tuesday, May 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It's a really good book!”Blake Rascon wrote this review Tuesday, May 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a truly inspirational story of a boy who is physically deformed in the face which is a surprise to his schoolmates. At times, 11 year old August Pullman faces challenges in interacting with people especially to the students he meets. This story is also very dimensional because it is told from the perspective of more than one character such as Augusts friend Jack, his sister, and others. I would highly recommend this book if you would like to read an example of what true courage and strength looks like.”Gina Hoffman wrote this review Monday, May 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The book wonder is a dramatic story about a boy named August, aged 10, who was born with a facial deformity.
I enjoy reading wonder because of the way the emotions actually get you thinking about how you would feel if you were in August’s shoes.
This year August is starting at a proper school for the first time in his whole life. Things are a tough and at some points he does not feel like a human being. August is just your everyday kid, well he may not look it on the outside but on the inside he is just like one of us- he tells lies here and there, falls over, gets back up, disagrees and agrees. But the one thing that is so special about August that is so inspirational is August’s courage and belief. He won’t let anyone get in his way! He knows if times are tough there will always be light at the end of the tunnel.
This is a great fiction story for grade 5s and up.
I love this book “Wonder” because of the way it makes me think, the great thing about this book is that you can relate to it. If you are thinking of reading this book you have to be a brave reader and be ready for tears.
All August wants to prove to everyone is that it is not what’s on the outside that counts it’s about the inside YOU CAN’T BLEND IN WHEN YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT
“Wonder” a great fiction story for grade 5s and up.”
“It was a great book and I plan to read it again in the future.”Abigail S. wrote this review Monday, May 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved it! ”Emily Klein wrote this review Thursday, May 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Amazing Book!!!!!!! Read this!!!!”Annie Valantine wrote this review Thursday, May 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The instant I finished this book, no, before I had even finished the book, I texted everyone I knew who had time for summer reading and told them they HAD to read this book.
The second I closed it, I knew that this would be like The Fault in Our Stars-a book I would come back to over and over.
Wonder tells the story of Auggie, a little boy with a face that is different than the normal fifth grader's. However, he's taking a big leap and attending public school this year. It turns out to be a difficult but rewarding year filled with new friends, bullies (aren't there always those bullies in life?), and lots of growing. The story is narrated through various perspective and it really adds to the way in which you connect to the story- it makes each character vulnerable and everyone equal. Even people you don't think you'll like, you end up loving and wanting to hug.
R.J. Palacio has a gift for writing narration. I felt as though each of her characters were my friends, people I felt for, people I wanted to hug, people I wanted to stand next to, people I wanted to cheer for. Indeed, that's what I felt like the entire time, a cheerleader: "You can do it, Auggie!" "You're the kindest person alive, Summer!" "Don't give up, Via! We know you care about Auggie!!". I cheered, I laughed, I cried sobbed. I read as quickly as I read the 7th book of Harry Potter. I closed the book determined to love everyone a little bit more and be a little bit kinder to everyone I meet. Palacio definitely crafted a masterpiece of young adult literature that everyone needs to read.
Add it to your summer reading NOW. I promise you will not regret it.
“Love it!”Maureen Devlin wrote this review Wednesday, May 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the story of a genetically disfigured boy and his first step into the social reality of middle school. His experiences are exactly what you would expect-- and so much more. Which, coincidentally, is exactly what I would say about this novel. Thoughtful, compelling, teachable, and totally believable, this is a sure-fire contender for the Printz Award and for a place on your top shelf. Appropriate for any kid capable enough to read it and readable by anyone still young enough at heart to feel the discomfort of a school cafeteria. ”Teacher Lady wrote this review Tuesday, May 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No