Wonder by R.J.Palacio – Book Review

Hello All!!!

On this lovely Sunday, I am herewith a another wonderful book review.

If you read my Currently Reading …. post, you might already have an idea, that I was reading this book. Well it was amazing!

Wonder by R.J.Palacio

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Synopsis

I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. (from Goodreads) 

My Review

The story is about a little boy named August Pullman (Auggie) who was born with a severe face disfigurement. Being born in a such way, life for Auggie is, always hard.

  1. First, the plot of the story is such an intense and emotional one. I feel that the author has taken a very brave move to talk about such an emotional matter.
  2. Characters – I love our protagonist, Auggie, who leaves a huge message to the society, by the end of the story. All other characters were created carefully, and they definitely, helps to make Auggie the center of attention and importance, without the reader feeling it, at all. I feel that, all the other characters have help Auggie to be a very strong person in the end.
  3. Having a facial disfigurement, makes you a spotlight in the society. while talking about the sad truth, the author also shows some important aspects such as love, caring,  true friendship, humor and how such children are being treated in different environments.
  4. The narrative of the story shifts from Auggie to his friends and family, which makes the reader understands the story in different points of views. It gives multiple meanings to the story, while preserving the main idea.
  5. The story is completely a success , because it makes the reader wants to know more about what is happening in Auggie’s world.
  6. It was an emotional and heart touching story, which I enjoyed immensely and would highly recommend it.
  7. The story gives a very powerful message to the society on how fair do we treat such people and being strong and positive, no matter how hard life is. Also we must not forget the fact that, we should accept, for who we are. Love your self, no matter what.

 

I got this book from the library, without having any idea about the story. But, I accept the fact that, that coincidence was totally worth it.

My Rating

starstarstarstarstar (5/5) Tremendous, I like it very much

I hope you enjoyed!

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

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