23. pro 2012.

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

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Book summary:

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?

R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.

    Few days ago I put the quotes from this book as my Quote of the Week and a lot of my friends here told me how they wanted to read the book. I was like...wait a minute I haven't even told you how lovely and heart-breaking this book is. So be ready to hear all about the greatness called  - Wonder!

     From the blurb you can see the story. We here have a story about August who well has a facial deformity and for that he has been noticed and looked at wherever he goes. Of course he knows that people are scared of him so he tries to spend a lot of time alone with his family. The things change when he starts going to the school. You can imagine how it is for a kid like him to enter the class full of "normal" kids for the first time in his life. Of course he is noticed not just by the kids but also by the teachers. He tries to cope with all that but at the end of the day he is just little scared kid who is too young to goes through all this.

      I should point out few things about this book. Firstly there are multiple POVs in this book. But don't give up on this book in case you don't like them, cause here it's done perfectly. You see the world through August's eyes and also you see how the world sees him through other characters. Another thing is prepare your heart cause some of the thing here will break it. Even thinking about this book makes me wanna cry. Don't run away if you don't want to experience that, cause everyone should read this book. A lot of people tend to judge others by their look, appearance or what not. But have you ever though how much that hurts. Cause you can't be strong enough to survive that without a scratch especially if you're just a kid.

    But you wanna know what's the most interesting thing about this book - while reading it and after that I still imagine August as a little lovely kid. With beautiful eyes and adorable smile. Even though the books starts with I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. I have met the August's personality and what a brave, shiny and beautiful character is he. You have no idea.

Of course there is the five stars for this book but quite honestly my views of the world and my thoughts have changed and there is not enough stars to give for that. So thank you (Wendy especially to you and your review)!

Until the next time,

Broj komentara: 16:

  1. Oh this is a beautiful review Tanja, I read so many reviews describing this as heartbreaking, I think I've put my heart through so much recently, but I will definitely be reading this sometime in the future! :)

  2. Thank you :) I'll remind you of this book from time to time until you read it :) Honestly it's beautiful :)

  3. Pretty much everyone I know loved this book, except a single friend of mine, and I was tempted to read it so many times. But I guess it's too far out of my comfort zone, and for two reasons! First, it's kind of Middle Grade-ish and second, the subject itself is too much for me.
    But I AM tempted. :)
    Great review.

  4. Trust me I was skeptical when I saw it was middle gradeish but you don't feel it through the book because of subject! I really hope you'll read it :) Thanks :)

  5. Oh, isn't this amazing? I have heard MANY good things about this novel from all the bloggers I trust, including you, Tanja!
    I love the idea, and a book that makes you grow as a person is such an amazing one.
    GREAT review.
    Your CONSTANT reader,

  6. Aww thank you Soma! :) I really hope you'll get the chance to read this book :)

  7. aw this sounds like an amazing book! I saw it in the library a couple of weeks ago, so I think i should pick it up the next time i go! Lovely review, and yay for multiple POV's!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  8. Oh yeah you should pick it up! :) I hope you'll get a chance to read it soon :) Thanks :)

  9. Great review, Tanychy! Wonder has been sitting on my shelf for quite some time. I think I'll read it soon :)
    New follower here. Love your blog <3

  10. This does really sound well done. Glad you enjoyed.
    Happy reading and have a happy holidays and Merry Christmas!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  11. Wonder sounds great! When I first heard of the concept for it, I thought it sounded super interesting, so I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. The multiple povs sound great and it's always amazing when a book changes your opinion of things. I'll definitely be reading Wonder now :) Thanks for the great review!

  12. Thank you all! :) I really hope you'll enjoy :)

  13. Brilliant review, Tanja! I'm too much of a wimp to read this book, and it always makes me feel so defenseless and utterly useless, especially since it pains me so to read books about hurting children. I'm so pleased you loved this though, hon. :)

  14. I get more and more intrigued by this the more I know about it! I know how much you enjoyed this, and I am honestly very excited to see for myself. Th story sounds beautiful and I can't wait to meet August. Thank you for introducing this to me. And I admit I'm not a fan of multiple POVs but that really is not stopping me from reading this touching book. I can't wait to read this soon!

    Fabulous review! :D

    ~ Maida <3

  15. Great review!! This book sounds great. It's on sale on Amazon today so I might just pick up a copy!

  16. I really, but really hope you'll get a chance to read this book. It's simply beautiful :) Thanks girls ;)



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