Thursday, 21 March 2013

Wonder

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

I was recommended Wonder a while ago, well, in fact I had forgotten its name - all I remembered was its bright blue cover and an illustration of someone's face!
I started reading the book while we were away in Paris and instantly fell in love with it. It's a highly addictive read, and its page long chapters make it extremely easy to enjoy. I loved how different sections of the book were written from other perspectives, and not just Auggie's (the main character)

I won't give too much away, but it's a sweet book with a lovely message. I found it very sad reading about a little boy with facial deformity, and how vicious children can be. His battles to deal with going to school for the first time can be emotional at times. I found one bit near the end extremely sad, once again I won't give it away, but it gave me that feeling of my heart sinking. 

However, I was rather disappointed when I reached the end of the book - but its beautiful and rather sad at times journey is enough for me to go and recommend this book to others.
I'd say this book was aimed at children or young teenagers which is probably why I was disappointed at the fact there was no conclusion for me at the end of it all (some may disagree with me on this one - Auggie's life has changed completely towards the end, and this is probably enough to satisfy some readers) As I said, it's a lovely read, with a lovely message, and that's why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover (or a boy by his face!)

Let me know your thoughts if you've read the book.



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