Thursday, May 17, 2012

WONDER by R.J. Palacio

Auggie lives with his mother and father, his sister Via, and his dog Daisy.  He is about to start fifth grade.  It all seems normal, but that's only until you see Auggie.

Born with a severe facial deformity, Auggie has struggled through multiple surgeries and experienced humiliating stares from most people who see him.  His family loves him and tries to protect him from the rude remarks of ignorant people, while at the same time giving him a normal life.

Previously home schooled by his mother, Auggie has agreed to attend a small neighborhood public school.  The principal suggests an early visit and orientation tour so Auggie can meet several of his future classmates.  It will not be easy, but Auggie is determined to fit in and succeed in his new school.  With the love and support of his family, Auggie deals with teachers, homework, and bullies, all to prove he is just like everyone else. 

WONDER is the debut novel of author R.J. Palacio.  Her inspiring and sensitive story will touch the hearts of readers and have them looking forward to her next book.

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