Middle Grade Monday – Wonder by RJ Palacio

Palacio, RJ. Wonder. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Feb 2012. 320p. $15.99. 978-0375869020

Reviewed by: MGAnnie

August Pullman is a kid. A fifth grade kid. Except he has never gone to a normal school, and when he was a baby, doctors were afraid he wouldn’t live. August Pullman was born with a facial deformity.

I really liked Wonder because of the different parts, then chapters, and I liked all of the amazingly described emotions.

The book made me feel sad, and made me worry about people who are different and how people like August are treated. There were wonderfully happy parts too, when everyone got along. I absolutely loved this book.

I recommend Wonder to fifth grade kids up to adults. I give this book FIVE STARS.

From The Brain Lair – There is a wonderful CHOOSE KIND initiative that Ms. Palacio and her publishers have started.  There’s a pledge and other resources to help schools implement the program. This book would be an AWESOME One Book, One School choice for an elementary school.

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2 responses to “Middle Grade Monday – Wonder by RJ Palacio”

  1. Kristin Lenz says :

    I'm reading Wonder right now and loving it, too. My daughter's school has a Battle of the Books program, and this would be a good book to add to the selection for the 5th graders.

  2. PragmaticMom says :

    Such A Great Book!!!! I think it is going to win Newbery accolades. I'm hoping for the award but I bet it will get an Honor at least!

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