Book Review: Wonder

September 12th, 2012 by

wonder-rj-palacio-book-reviewOkay, I’m just going to say it: Wonder by R.J. Palacio — it’s wonderful.

Couldn’t be helped. Had to say it. And not just because it’s a super cheesy thing to say and I’m a super cheesy person; I had to say it because it’s true!

Wonder is about Auggie, who has been home schooled all his life because of his deformed face and all the medical procedures he’s had to undergo. But now Auggie is headed to regular school for the first time — and that would be nerve-wracking enough for a regular kid; for Auggie, it equals total upheaval of his life.

But that description doesn’t do justice to the book and how totally, totally awesome it is. Because when you read Wonder, you won’t think of Auggie as an interesting character with an interesting story; you’ll think of him as a real kid, just like one of your friends, or even kind of like you.

Don’t believe me? Check out the amazing book trailer for Wonder, to hear from Auggie himself. I posted it a while back with a few other book trailers that I thought were pretty awesome, but you know what? The Wonder video is soooooooo good, I’m gonna post it again right here:

To find out what happens when Auggie gets to school, and to hear more from him, his sister, and the other kids at his school… obviously, you should read the book!

— Karen

Karen cried several times while reading this book. They were all happy tears, but she still got asked, “Does the main character die?” Don’t worry, Auggie doesn’t die!

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9 Responses

  • Ethan writes:
    January 2nd, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Great Book. Great Trailer. Is this book going to be a movie?

  • miranda writes:
    March 6th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    it was a great book and sad.

  • amiah writes:
    March 19th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Wonder was a cute book

  • jenny writes:
    May 14th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    i like this book alot because it helped me understand how people feel when they have problems on there body and it was so sad

  • Elizabeth writes:
    December 11th, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Good book were almost finished with this book

  • Emma writes:
    December 17th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Im reading this book right now… so far its super good!

  • Noah writes:
    March 18th, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Good trailer!

  • Marqus writes:
    November 9th, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Nice and VERY touching, I really like this book!

  • Pheef writes:
    January 26th, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Wonder is super touching and i cried when i read it. I love how he started off bad and it got better! If you have not read wonder, i suggest you read it. <3

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