Book Review: Wonder by R J Palacio

         Book Name: Wonder
         Author: R J Palacio
         UK Release Date: Been out since 2011
         UK Publishers: Corgi

My name is August.

I can't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.   

Praise for R J Palacio

'Has the power to move hearts and change minds.' Guardian

'It wrecks emotional havoc.' Independent

First off I'd like to say that this book should be on every schools syllabus. It shows that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but by what's inside. I also believe that a lot more people would be understanding to people being different if they read this book. It's life changing.
At first, I will admit that I was scared going into this book because everyone has loved it and there's always that chance of you being the only person who hates it, but I never. I loved it! The book follows a ten year old boy called August and he has facial anomalies. The story follows him going to school and making friends and enemies. It also targets the topic of bullying and was dealt with so wonderfully.
The book not only followed August, but  it followed his sister Via. His two best friends, Jack and Summer. Miranda, Via's ex best friend and also Via's boyfriend; Jason. With their POV, it doesn't say anything much about their lives, but how they are affected by August and the people around them and it really was heart warming. I admit. I cried. I couldn't stop crying because I am just an emotional person, but this book did change my life. It taught me that I shouldn't try and fit in, if I was born to stand out.
I give this book a 5/5 stars!


  1. Heard so much about this book have not read yet but butting on my list

  2. Great review! This book was so touching.