Review: Wonder by R.J. Palicio

Wonder - R.J. Palacio

Goodreads review:

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

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don't get stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches forever, WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.


My opinion:

I absolutely loved this book. It's fast paced, it's sad but it still makes you happy and it's really relatable and emotional. I didn't cry, because I just don't when I'm reading a book or watching a movie/series, but it was still really good and I almost wanted to cry.


When I finished it I was debating if I really should give it 5 stars, because some parts were a little bit boring. Not everything is narrated by Auggie and some parts were because of that reason a little bit meh, but they were still really important.


This is a middle grade novel, but it's still so relatable and it even makes you think about the past. It's such a touchy story and I think EVERYONE should read it. If you haven't been bullied of how you looked, but have known those people or if you were the one that bullied people because you think you can't affect them: just read it! It's not even that much about bullying, but more about fitting in (and not be afraid) and being kind.


As I said, I think everyone can relate to it in some way, so just read it.


What is your opinion about this book? Or is it still on you tbr and can you not wait to read it?