Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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?

My mini-review:

“So I got up and clapped and clapped. I clapped until my hands hurt. For a second, I imagined how cool it would be to be Via and Justin right then, having all these people standing up and cheering for them. I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”

And to think, if each of us were to be kinder than is necessary, the world might be a better place. Isn’t it pretty to think so?

My unordinary/extraordinary, brave and kind, inner-August is giving this book ★★★★★ (5 stars).

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