Happy Halloween! I know it has been a while since I’ve blogged. October has shaped up to be one crazy month, the smallest event being that my Macbook suffered death by hot chocolate a couple weeks ago. It was bound to happen, what with my addiction. (I have no intention of quitting.)
But on to better things!
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face.WONDER begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
If I were the crying type, I would have cried through the entire thing! Oh. My. Goodness. Honest, heartfelt, heart-wrenching, and important. I loved hearing all the different points-of-view, so we don’t just hear what it’s like to be different and bullied, but what it’s like to be the sibling of such a kid, or the friend, or friend of a sibling. The narrative pulled me right through. I did not want to put this book down, even though it was seemingly simple in its structure and style. But that was one of the best things about it. It was so honest, simple, beautiful and powerful. Everyone, kids and adults, should read this book. The world would be a better place for it.
On that note, I want to do my part to make sure people have a chance to read this wonderful book. Yay! A giveaway! I’m going to giveaway not one, not two, but THREE copies of WONDER. Yes, I loved it that much. a Rafflecopter giveaway