Wonder: A Review
Wonder was one of the most wonderful, heartwarming and powerful books you will ever come across.
With her simple but superb writing style, R.J. Palacio created one of the most beloved characters and coming-of-age stories in books generally and in middle-school books especially. Delving into the life of our one and only Auggie Pullman, a unique, genius, but deformed boy as he enters for the first time ever to school, we enter with him as well and discover his own survival story from bullies, that will change not only the life of an entire town, but ours as well.
A bullying survivor myself, I was completely enthralled by this unique story, as I was heartbreakingly taken and was able to relate to Auggie in so many times as he was going through the emotional backdrop of bullying.
Moreover, author R.J. Palacio enabled us with her storytelling in going-through the minds of the other characters surrounding Auggie, both at home and school. This added more freshness to the story and made it more colorful and unique, and also contributed by doing so in showing us that every single one of us is deformed, one way or the other, enabling us to relate to these characters’ stories, no matter who we are.
Eventually, in so many ways, this book will teach you never-ending lessons about friendship, bravery, and believing in oneself, accepting one-another and so many more: This one is a book for all of us.