Wonder By R.J.Palacio

Wonder By R.J. Palacio
Wonder is about a young boy called August Pullman who has a facial abnormality.  At the beginning of the book August says of his face – “Whatever you’re thinking it’s probably worse”. August is home schooled and goes to school for the first time in fifth grade. He just wants to fit into mainstream school and be an ordinary kid.  August faces many difficulties in his first year including bullying by a boy called Julian.  In the end he is able to make new friends and accept himself for who he is.

This book is uplifting and inspiring. A terrific story for children and adults which skilfully manipulates the emotions of readers.

Wonder would be suitable for ages 8 – 12.