So, Wonder, by R.J Palacio. Shall we take a look at what the Carnegie site have to say about this book?
Told using multiple voices, this debut novel is beautifully written with the chorus of characters around Auggie helping to reveal him to the reader. With a sly and insidious bully on the periphery, Auggie's strong and stoic voice sings out. This hugely moving story is full of empathy and kindness without ever feeling anything other than authentic.
(Photo from the carnegie site)
Awards:Nominated for the Carnegie medal...
A great book for: those who like deep thinking
Formats:Kindle, audio, paperback
Synopsis: Auggie was born with a severe facial deformity and has been homeschooled all of his life. How will he cope with moving into middle school? This story is told with the help of August's sister and various friends, making it useful as you get other perspectives.
I have only given this eight out of ten as it introduces August's facial deformity very late and even then it is not skilfully described. However, the book is written very well and is a engaging read.
The statement on the blurb is very poignant:
"My name is August. I won't tell you what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse."
The author, R.J Palacio
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