Wonder by R. J. Palacio (ages 10& up)
This is one of those books that you know is going to
be special from the very first page.
Starting middle school is hard, even harder for Auggie who’s been home
schooled due to a rare genetic disorder that has given him a misshapen head and
face that earned him nicknames like Freddy Krueger, he’s grown used to people
adverting their eyes when they see him (I was terrified for him). But Auggie feels normal inside, he is
obsessed with Star Wars, loves his Dog, and is surrounded by an amazing family
that I secretly want to be a part of. What follows is an extraordinary debut
novel told from not only Auggie’s perspective but his sister & other people
around him whose lives have changed from his attendance at school. Both touching and funny this is a story
about courage and friendship that will melt your heart.
--Shannon, Senior Children's Book Buyer for Books Inc.