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Book review: Wonder by RJ Palacio

Book review: Wonder by RJ Palacio

This week’s review of Wonder by RJ Palacio is brought to you by my little brother Book Boy Jr (aged 11).

Title: Wonder

Author: R.J. Palacio

Publisher: Random House Children’s Publishers UK/ Penguin Books Australia

'Wonder' by R.J. Palacio reviewed by an 11-year-old boy | Book Boy

About the book

“RJ Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” -indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.”

Wonder by RJ Palacio is a book about a boy named August Pullman who was born with a facial abnormality that makes him look different. This is the story of his journey through life and his first days at real school. Auggie, as he’s known, has been home-schooled and at first he finds school hard but soon acquires new friends and begins to like it.

What I thought

Wonder is a gripping, heart-warming and, overall, lovely book. I really enjoyed this book because I love how it’s told from different perspectives and how you get to hear everyone’s point of view of the situation.

My favourite characters were Jack and August. August is a unique character with a kind heart, but life isn’t easy for him. I think so many kids can relate to him, even if they don’t have a facial difference. And this book is a huge reminder to be kind to those that do.

I recommend Wonder by RJ Palacio for boys and girls for 10+ and I think a lot of kids would learn a lot from reading the book.

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