Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hate your reflection in the mirror? To not be able to attend school for fear of people judging and alienating you?
Wonder is a beautifully written story that follows the journey of August, a boy with a deformed face, and his first year of school as a grade 5 student. R.J. Palacio takes us into the lives of those who are sharing August’s journey by writing the book from the different perspectives of the characters in the story. While not based on a true story, the story is written in a way that makes you feel like you know August, as his story is one we can relate to as he goes through his emotional journey of adapting to school life, making friends, fitting in and dealing with the hardships and cruelty of others.
This book will pull on your heart strings and have you see things from a new perspective. It’s message of kindness towards others and acceptance of difference is an important message all students should hearat some point during their schooling.