December's Reading Power Book Club: Wonder
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!