Non-Review Wonder – RJ Palacio

This is not a review, my review of this book will be coming in January because its not even out until March. However I had to give this book a shout out after I read it last week and fell in love. This book is so sweet, so beautiful and so heart-warming that I think everyone should read it; men, women, girls, boys, even monkeys! It is my mission to get everyone to read this book because I think it is one that needs to be read! I couldnt put it down and I felt so close to the characters that they were like my own family for the 300 odd pages I was with them! I’m going to put the goodreads summary below and hopefully you’ll all go add it to your wishlists and pre-order it on Amazon!!

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? 

R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels
  • It seems to be garnering lots of interest even at this early stage. I’ll definitely be looking out for it.

  • Anonymous

    I couldn’t agree more……..this IS a book everyone should read. My daughter told me it was great but she didn’t warn me that the tears would flow. I couldn’t put in down so I cried all the way from Atlanta to Boston on a flight home.And then I was sad it was over………I didn’t want to say good bye to the characters. Just a delightful and wonderful joy!! I am giving it as a present to all the middle schoolers I know, all the parents of middle schoolers, teachers and all of my colleagues in pediatrics. Well actually everyone I know….too bad it came out after Christmas. What a present!!