November 2014

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“Wonder” by R J Palacio

Published November 5, 2014 by Bookclub

Our second group book choice focuses on a boy who was born with a serious medical condition that make his face very different from anyone else’s.  The novel depicts August’s experiences of attending mainstream school for the first time and how he and those close to him cope with the reactions of others to his appearance.

Told from several different viewpoints, the book challenges the reader’s assumptions and beliefs and makes for some uncomfortable reading.  As a result, some of us loved it and some felt too disturbed by the issues raised to enjoy it.
book - Wonder by R.J. Palacio