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    365 Days of Wonder – RJ Palacio

    “Precepts of maxims are of great weight; and a few useful ones at hand do more toward a happy life than whole volumes that we know not where to find. – Seneca.” A companion to the beautiful 2013 book Wonder, 365 days of Wonder is a book of quotes and wise words, one for each day of the year. It includes brilliant, funny and insightful quotes from well known authors, singers and even characters, including some form those we met in Wonder itself, along with a bit of additional information from Mr Browne, Auggie’s wonderful fifth grade teacher.  *** I loved the wise words in this book and thought they…

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    Dying to Know You – Aidan Chambers

    “‘Could I talk to you?’ ‘Why?’ ‘You’re a writer?’ ‘And?’  ‘I need your help’ ‘You see the sign on the door?’ ‘Yes’ ‘What does it say?’ ‘No visitors without appointment.’” Karl is quiet, shy but stubborn. He is in love with cleaver, gorgeous Fiorella and she wants him to prove it. She has asked him to write the answers for a series of questions. However Karl is dyslexic, he has trouble structuring sentences and spelling out his feelings, but he hasn’t told her; worried that she will not love him if she thinks he’s stupid. So Karl enlists the help of a local author, a local author who Fiorella adores…

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    Wonder – RJ Palacio: Early Review

    “I know I’m not an ordinary ten-year-old kid. I mean, sure, I do ordinary things. I eat ice cream. I ride my bike. I play ball. I have an Xbox. Stuff like that makes me ordinary. I guess. And I feel Ordinary. Inside. But I know ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. I know ordinary kids don’t get stared at wherever they go.” August was born with a severe facial deformity, in and out of hospital for most of his life he’s never been to normal school, he’s been home-schooled, until now… He is ten and about to start fifth grade at the local…

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    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…