Friday, April 25, 2014

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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This month, I will be reviewing Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Wonder is about a boy with facial deformities named August. He has always been homeschooled and is finally going to an actual school. The story follows August's struggle as he attends school and tries to fit in. It's hard to fit in when you're a new student, bit it's even harder to fit in when don't look like everybody else.

Wonder is one of my favorite books because it's so inspirational. Most YA books nowadays are all about a young female struggling with something (Tris struggling to hide her Divergence, Katniss struggling to survive, and Hazel struggling with cancer). Wonder is so different because it's not dystopian the (main) narrator is a male. I think that R.J. Palacio wrote this book with many narrators and the main character being a male because she wanted to show that Wonder is different from other books, just like August is different from everybody else. Everybody is different. If we were all the same, life would be so boring because you would never meet new people. I feel like everybody can relate to August, not because of his facial deformities, but because everybody has trouble fitting in. This book is truly inspirational because it tells a story that could actually happen and does happen to people everyday.


My Three Words: Inspirational, different, and relatable.

My Recommendation: Everybody should read this because everybody can relate to it.

My Rating: 5/5

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