a Midwest high school librarian takes on YA and adult books
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
A student of mine said I should read this, and I'm glad I took his advice! It's a sweet read--like The Art of Racing in the Rain and The Help.
Auggie is about to start the first day of 5th grade and he's more than a little nervous. He's been homeschooled because he's a little abnormal. He was born with a genetic issue that led to multiple surgeries and people constantly staring at him. I couldn't help but think of the old movie Mask as I read the descriptions of what Auggie looked like. Told through Auggie and the people around him, this is the story of his first year at a prep school in New York.