Goodreads Monday: Wonder

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted at Lauren’s page Turners, where we show off a book from our TBRs every Monday. My pick for the day is Wonder by R.J Palacio.

You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don’t get stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?

Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches forever, Wonder is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.


This is a book I’ve heard a lot of great things about, and I can’t wait to ick it up.

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?


One thought on “Goodreads Monday: Wonder

  1. I can’t remember if this is buried somewhere on my TBR or not, but it is something I would definitely read!! I hope you enjoy it 🙂 feel free to link up to the inlinkz bit at the bottom of my post

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