Sunday, 28 July 2013
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
For Auggie Pullman, starting Middle School is a much bigger deal than it is for other people. Not only is it the first time he'll be attending school (he's been home-schooled up to this point) but he also doesn't look like his class mates.
I've heard a lot of good things about this book so I was worried it wouldn't live up to the hype but I have to say, I do think it's worth the hype.
Although Wonder isn't my favourite book I've ever read I do feel that it's the kind of book that will stick with the reader long after they've finished reading it. Wonder is a real eye-opener and really made me think about how life would be from the perspective of someone like Auggie and his family.
Wonder reminded me of books like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and The Perks of Being a Wallflower with a bit of John Green thrown in so if you like any of those books, you'll probably like this. That's not to say if you didn't like them you won't like this as I wasn't a massive fan of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (controversial I know) and I still really enjoyed this.