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‘Wonder’, by RJ Palacio, is a book about a boy who was born with a face disfigurement. He is going to middle school after being home-schooled all his life. August will deal with bullies but have friends by his side.
The main characters are; August, his friend Jack Will, ‘Via’ – short for Olivia, (August’s sister), Summer (August’s other friend), Justin (Via’s boyfriend)and Miranda (Via’s friend.) I liked Via because she wasn’t mean to August in any way and she wasn’t ashamed of him. I also liked Summer because she hadn’t been told to be friends with August she did it because she wanted to. All of the main characters see that August is a truly nice kid.
It was something new compared to other books I read, in a good way. ‘Be kind whenever and wherever you can’ was the message I got from the book. This book made me look at humans a whole different way. Another thing I thought after reading the book was it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, what matters is on the inside.
I think the themes of the book are; bravery, kindness, determination and acceptance. I think the book was very well written. I especially loved how at the start of each part the author wrote an inspirational message and you could see the world through other peoples eyes.
Overall I think it was a great book! I’d love to know if you have read it, and what your thoughts are in the comments below.
Bess’ Rating: 5/5
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Bess Dyson is nine years old and loves reading – it’s her favourite hobby by far. Having read through the whole Harry Potter series, Bess is searching for her new favourite books and wants to share her findings along the way for your children (and to help parents too!)