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Wonder

Wonder - R.J. Palacio Wonder by R. J Palacio is a book about a boy named August or Auggie as his close friends and family call him. Auggie is ten, and unlike most children, he was born with a very rare genetic disease considered to be somewhat of a medical enigma. So, basically his face is a little messed up, to put it lightly, and as a result his parents kept him home-schooled until now. So Auggie enters middle school for the first having to deal with the awkward glances and wondering eyes, but its okay, he's used to that sort of thing. But soon this start to become a little too much handle and Auggie begins to regret his decision of coming to school.This book, surprisingly enough, is not told entirely from the perspective of August. Palacio decided to incorporate five other perspectives into the mix allowing the reader to really get a glance through some of the other characters eyes. Aside from Auggie, I adored his older sister Via. She is a tough girl who came to the realization that her needs would always be second to her younger brother and even still she looks out for Auggie, getting incredibly protective of him when others maliciously or unintentionally hurt him. She is incredibly strong and for this, I admire her a lot. The entire tone of novel works very well for the subject matter. The writing suits the ten year old narrator as well as some of the more older characters and the flow of the novel was quick and impressionable. There were so many moments in this book where I just wanted to give Auggie a hug, pet his head and say there, there; yes, the world is cruel but I still love you!! Honestly, I just couldn't help it. Auggie is such an endearing character and I adored how much he made fun of himself and made others laugh unexpectedly too. This book, guys, it just oozes out good feelings. Seriously though people, go read this book. If it doesn't kick you in the heart and make you cry then I don't know but that is exactly what it do to me and I am fine with that.