Wonder by R.J. Palacio


Reviewed by Jane Oliver-Purton (Library Staff)

August Pullman is born with a facial deformity so severe that his parents have never sent him to school.  Now that he is a fifth grader, they have all decided it’s time for Auggie to begin at prestigious Beecher Prep.  Being the new kid in school is hard enough for the average 10-year-old, but having a face that makes adults turn away is going to make for a difficult year.  Fortunately for Auggie, there are a few people who, eventually, are able to overlook his look, and Auggie finds he can be something other than his face.

Located in Children’s Fiction (J FIC PALACIO)

GR Level U, Grades 5-6