This book is a story about a young boy named Auggie Pullman. Auggie suffers from a rare bone abnormality of the face called mandibulofacial dysostoses. In this story, Auggies’ family is trying to move him from home schooling to a public middle school. Auggies childhood full of surgery’s and endless procedures has kept him from leading the normal life that most kids enjoy.
The story unfolds through different prospectives, beginning with Auggie, who sadly has gotten used to the shocking look that people give him when they first see him. Auggies parents are anxious, naturally, about how the other student will receive him, and wonder if he will be able to finally find some friends.
There are two main things in this book that I took notice of. The first is that I couldn’t help but develop a fondness to several of the books characters. They are all so real, and their struggles are noble. The second thing that touched me was how the story didn’t solely encompass the main character, Auggie. It also went into great depth to show the struggle of the family, striving for a sense of normality. Who could put this book down?
R. J. Palacio did a wonderful job on this Book. As a matter of fact, she did such a good job, I will simply end this review with her quote from the book:
“If every person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary – the world really would be a better place. And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God.”
We gave this Wonder a rating of 10 out of 10 stars. I wish I could have gone higher.