WONDER is a story of a 5th grade boy whose face is deformed. Fifth grade is hard enough but when you look different it is even harder.
August (Auggie) has been homeschooled his whole life and now that he is entering 5th grade his parents think it’s time for him to attend a private school. He’s nervous because he doesn’t look everyone else and when people see his face they cringe.“Let’s face it, the universe was not kind to Auggie Pullman.”
WONDER is told in several POVs (all children’s). Reading about Auggie’s life from all these different vantage points made the story have a lot of heart. The short chapters made the book flow nicely.
Even though this is a young adult book it has a message for every age group – “If you act a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God.”
WONDER is the kid version of Making Faces. It pulled at my mom heartstrings, it made me laugh and most importantly it reminded me to – Choose to be kind. READ THIS BOOK. Share it with the young adults and kids in your life. Never let a teaching moment pass you by.
“Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propels us, on occasion, to greatness.”
Auggie – “You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.”