One minuted read. Written by Nayantara Singh -a grade 5 student
This is one of the best books you will read (there’s a movie too – but read the book first)
“You can’t blend in, if you were born to stand out.” These are the words of R.J. Palacio, the author of the splendid novel, Wonde
Wonder is a book which has a great story line, expressive language and a deep meaning. It is about a boy named August Pullman who is born with a face disorder called the Treacher Collins Syndrome. Most people judge him by his appearance, except his family, and a childhood friend named Christopher.
This book is about the time when August goes to school. At first, it is very hard, but August finds two friends, Summer and Jack. There is also a boy named Julian, who is mean to August. However, the main reason that August is able to get through his school years is because family is very supportive. His sister Olivia always supported August, even when she is anxious or upset about something. His parents, Isabel and Nate Pullman are extremely patient with August.
I like the fact that the author has written the book in many people’s perspectives. This book is not only extremely enjoyable to read, but also has a learning.
There are three companions to this book. They are – The Julian Chapter, Shingaling and Pluto. They are available in one book called Auggie and Me. They are about the same story as wonder from three different perspectives.
I would highly recommend reading wonder, as it has a little bit of humour and is a little sad, but on the whole, it is a memorable read.
Here’s the trailer – but remember, read the book first!