Illustration: Diana Zippel, 5Am (September 2018)

Palacio, J. Raquel: Wonder


The novel Wonderis about the ten-year-old boy August, called Auggie. Because he was born with a facial deformity, Auggie was homeschooled. As he is old enough for middle school, his parents enroll him at Beecher Prep School. The first months everything is fine, he even finds new friends, Jack and a girl called Summer. But then children make fun of him and don’t want to do anything with Auggie.

The book Wonder is a very touching story. After I saw the film trailer I wanted to read this book. I like the title of the book, because it totally fits the plot. The only thing I dislike is that the characters who tell the story often change and that can be confusing.

Palacio, J. Raquel: Wonder

Pages: 315

Themes: family, friends

Rating: ***

Signatur: FE.J / PAL

© Review and Illustration: Diana Zippel, 5Am (September 2018)