The book compelled me forward as I uncovered the story of a boy, his family and the trepidation of starting a new school. While beginning at a new school like Beecher Prep isn’t a large feat for most, it is quite the conundrum and challenge for Auggie (August Pullman) born with a rare facial deformity that kept him home-schooled until 5th grade. This is where the story opens.
You’ll meet kids of all kinds in Wonder. You’ll relive the silly humor that only 5th grade boys think is funny and find yourself laughing along. You’ll be reminded of the challenges kids face regarding identity and difference. You’ll find yourself reaching for the Kleenex box one moment and then laughing out loud the next. You’ll come to the end of the book looking at the world with somewhat different eyes. You’ll come to learn the power of kindness, and hopefully be that very kindness in the world. You’ll finish the book and discover that you’re a better person for having read it.
That’s the wonder of Wonder. Read it and enjoy!