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December's Reading Power Book Club: Wonder

Posted by Sam Sprout (Editor) from Cardiff - Published on 29/11/2012 at 13:05
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December’s Reading Power Book Club selection is the excellent Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

Here's the blurb...

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He's about to start fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?

There's been a lot of chatter about Wonder and with reviews like this in The Guardian, it is not hard to see why:

Wonder certainly delivers what it promises – an emotional roller-coaster ride in which tears, laughter and triumphant fist-pumping are mandatory. But it is better than that. In its assured simplicity and boldness (reminiscent – it seemed to me – of To Kill a Mockingbird), it also has the power to move hearts and change minds.

So December’s Reading Power Book Club selection is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Remember you don't even have to buy the book to be a part of this discussion as you could pick up a copy from your local library. When you do read the book, remember to pop back here and post your thoughts on the book below in the comments section. If you've read it already, please feel free to start the discussion! 

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<3 JB+1D

<3 JB+1D

Commented 40 months ago - 12th January 2013 - 12:18pm

Best book I've ever read

CeefaxOfLife

CeefaxOfLife

Commented 40 months ago - 17th January 2013 - 16:45pm

I gave up on this book pretty quickly as the words the kid was speaking just didn't seem real, especially compared to the borderline patois of October's book, the excellent Pigeon English. Sorry, not for me.

b00kw0rm99

b00kw0rm99

Commented 39 months ago - 26th February 2013 - 17:17pm

Such a fantastic book, was recommended it by a friend before it became a reading power book. Such a great book, told all of my friends to read it!!! :)

JustNotNormal

JustNotNormal

Commented 37 months ago - 4th April 2013 - 19:03pm

I wanted to read this ages ago but only found a copy when it was on the Carnegie longlist. It's amazing!

b00kw0rm99

b00kw0rm99

Commented 34 months ago - 19th July 2013 - 18:04pm

I love this I very nearly got to do this for the carnegie shadowing day. Absolutely love it!

JustNotNormal

JustNotNormal

Commented 34 months ago - 24th July 2013 - 10:08am

I think this book should have won the Carnegie. I think it was the most well written and I really enjoyed it.

blingbabling

Commented 34 months ago - 27th July 2013 - 13:49pm

This book is amzing

Explosion123

Commented 2 months ago - 16th March 2016 - 20:52pm

A great book that really captures you!

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