Thursday, 23 April 2015

WONDER BY R.J PALACIO BOOK REVIEW


As I've mentioned before, I'm a huge book lover. Since being at uni I've tried to keep up my reading habits as I find it is such a good stress reliever to me, especially when I immerse myself into a fictional world. Wonder by R.J Palacio was one of the books I've wanted to read since the start of the year. It's about a boy who is born with numerous face abnormalities and this story. The book is written from the perspective's of many of the different characters, including Auggie the main character, his sister and a number of his school friends. Rather than being split into traditional chapters this book is split into the different perspectives, then inside each of those is a small page or two of writing on a specific day or topic which is what I suppose you could call the mini chapters. This means it's a easy book to pick up and read wherever you are without feeling like have you have to read pages on end before you get to the end of a chapter. The book is set in America, and follows the life of Auggie when he makes the big transition from being home schooled to going to a state school at the age of 10. 

The thing I loved most about this book is the way you got an insight into all of the different members in Auggie's life, and although some of them may have seemed to have been accepting of Auggie's difficulties at first when you get round to reading their chapters things are not all as they seem to be. This book also shows the challenges that children with facial abnormalities face in day to day life, and the disgusting reactions that people have towards a ten year old child they often know nothing about. A book about friendship, courage and bullying I couldn't recommend this book more. 

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  1. i've wanted to read this for quite a long time as i've read many good reviews of it, i'll definitely pick it up soon! i've been reading hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy recently and i loooove it, took a few chapters to get going, but it's a really nice humorous piece of sci-fi :-)

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  2. This looks great! I've been looking for a good read recently and I can't wait to pick this up! Thanks! :) xx

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  3. I loved reading this book. My mum took the mick when I was reading a 'children's book' but it was that good you barely even notice!

    Megan x

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  4. I completely agree! Glad you enjoyed it too :) x

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  5. That's okay, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! x

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  6. That sounds like a great book! x

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