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Mirror Mirror and Wonder
This is a longer review than usual, and it’s because I truly loved this book. Mirror Mirror wraps are perfect for Auggie, because he should feel comfortable looking in a mirror.
I don’t read many middle grade books and really didn’t know what to expect with this one. I got it on special through Audible and the blurb sounded good for the price, so I bought it. That said, I’m so happy I gave this book a shot.
Written in really short chapters from multiple point of views, Wonder truly touched my heart and soul. It’s one of those stories with a message, a profound message. Just look at the quote below.
“I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.”
Can you imagine going to school for the first time in the 5th grade? Middle School? Middle school is tough for kids that look like everyone else, imagine how it would be for someone that looks different?
How this boy deals with middle school is amazing. He has a true and forgiving heart, a wonderful but real family, and people that love him to the end of the earth.
I think this book should be a required read for all middle schoolers. It’s a lesson that can be used in every aspect of life, not just for mean kids.
I recommend this book for those that love great characters, uplifting and heartbreaking moments, life lessons, amazing quotes, and middle grade stories.
“‘Shall we make a new rule of life … always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?’ … What a marvelous line, isn’t it? Kinder than is necessary. Because it’s not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed … what I want you, my students, to take away from your middle-school experience is the knowledge that, in the future you make for yourselves, anything is possible. If every single person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary — the world really will be a better place.”
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside.
But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don’t get stared at wherever they go.
Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?
Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches forever, WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.
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