Hey guys, for the next couple of weeks I’m going to be bringing you summaries of the books you guys will be reading for next year’s Battle of the Books.
So the first book I will be talking to you about is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. The main character, August Pullman (Auggie), is an ordinary ten-year-old boy. He does everything ordinary ten-year-old boys do. Except he isn’t ordinary. Or other people don’t see him as ordinary because of the way he looks.
He has had many facial surgeries and looks a little different than most people do. He’s been made fun of and called names his whole life. He is about to start fifth grade at his first public school and he isn’t too keen on going.
The book is split into different parts and each part is written by a different character. Each character talks about what kind of impact Auggie has had on their lives. When Auggie writes, he writes about what kind of impact other people have on his life.
The book takes you through all of Auggie’s year in fifth grade and the journey he goes on to find himself. It is a fantastic book and I know you will love it.
If your mom likes to read, she will love this book as well! But tell her to keep a Kleenex handy!
–Dionna (aka Emma’s mom)