I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? (Taken from Goodreads)
Wonder is a highly enjoyable read that will remain with the reader well after they are finished reading.
This book is written mainly through Auggie’s point of view however at times we are treated to the point of view of his sister and a couple of his school friends. We get to see how Auggie has affected their lives both in a positive and negative aspect.
I was unable to put this book down and read it in just a couple of hours. One minute I would find myself laughing along with the characters and the next moment I would find myself wiping away the tears. This book certainly takes the reader on a rollercoaster of emotions.
I found myself able to relate to Auggie in a sense. I was bullied throughout school, I was that awkward kid that wore glasses and liked to read and I feel that this is one of the many reasons that this book appealed to me so much.
Overall this book was an amazing read that I recommend everyone reads at least once.