Saturday, May 18, 2013

Carnegie Review #1:Wonder by R.J Palacio

R. J. Palacio WONDER 

So, Wonder, by R.J Palacio. Shall we take a look at what the Carnegie site have to say about this book?

(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.

The only real plot is about Auggie settling in and being accepted at his school, but there are themes about learning to love yourself and accepting differences. This book would be ruined if it was turned into a more adventurous book, romance or any other genre as it  needs the thoughtful way of writing Palacio has given it.

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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Read Wonder? What did you think of it?

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