Wonder by R.J. Palacio – Book Review


The saying goes, “Never judge a book by its cover”, but this book was good from the inside as well as out. The iconic illustration by Ted Carpenter draws us to the novel more. The book deals with August, a ten-year-old child, who has been home-schooled all his life. It takes the reader through a journey as August struggles to fit in with his new institution. Middle school is hard for everyone, home-schooled or not. It is especially difficult if you have a deformed face. August faces subtle humiliation, back biting and learns about a truth that devastates him and his faith in other people. The story continuously shifts from a person’s point of view to another’s.

The novel makes us realise how cruel people could be to someone who does not conform to so-called “normal” looks. This paperback is very much interesting and captivating. At the end of the book, as…

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