Sunday, 27 August 2017
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
August Pullman has always been the outsider, the kid that everyone points at and whispers about. He was born with a combination of rare genetic defects that have left him physically deformed.
He has been home schooled, until his parents decide it would be in his best interests to send him to grade 5. To say it was a difficult transition would be an under-statement, but Auggie sticks with it and makes friends.
Young readers will find this an interesting and helpful story. It is written at a level they can understand and relate to. The message I took from the book is to be kinder than you have to be.
Visit the website of author R. J. Palacio to learn more about Auggie and his world.
Cover image courtesy Penguin Random House Canada.
Ugly by Robert Hoge (the younger reader edition). It is the true life story of a boy who was born with severe facial and limb deformations and how he struggled yet continued to thrive against numerous odds.