Sometimes, some books tell you a story in such a way that you become sensitive to those around you. You become thankful to things that you’ve got!
And for this I’ve got to thank my dear friend! You know who you are, right!! 😍😘
The book which I finished just now, about which I’m talking about is Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. This is her first book and it’s a wonderful work.
It’s the story of a boy, named August Pullman. Just another boy, being sent to school, by his overprotective parents. He is an adorable son with a little problem, the sun of the Pullman universe, as cited by his sister Olivia. The only reason or the problem with him, is his appearance. Not just a little different in his look. His face is so deformed that people can’t stop themselves from reacting. His face is deformed beyond imagination.
August Pullman is admitted into a regular school, by his parents, who hope he could live like another normal boy. To make him face the world, to make him emerge out of his home, where he has been homeschooled, they get him into Beecher Prep. The hardships faced by this little boy, those uncomfortable glances, those soft whispers behind his back, those piteous eyes, and the deceptive friendships, they all don’t deter him but make him stronger.
The lovely bond between mother and son, between a father and son, between an ever-loving and confused sister and brother, between friends, the transition as the months pass by, this book covers them all so beautifully. Each character seems so real. Be it, Via – the sister, Jack the friend-turned-foe-turned-friend, Summer – the ever considerate girl, Julian – the spoilt brat, Justin – the sister’s boyfriend, Miranda – Via’s friend who wants to get popular, all of them are like those little kids around us who might be having their own little troubles and turmoils.
Many a times, in this world of grownups, we forget that children have their own demons to face and fight. Children have their own thoughts and fears, their own needs and wants, their own wishes and dreams. And we need to be there for them. They may not ask you to be there, but your being there might just be what they want.
My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟& 💖!
Yes I give it a four star and a heart rating. A queery thing, right? 😂😂
The beginning was quite slow I felt, but that is compensated by the emotional content and the way it touched my heartstrings and so I award it the heart instead!! :):)
Ask me, and I would recommend it to every one above 11-12 years of age. It might just make you become a little more kinder, a little more humane.
To end my review I’d leave you with a line from the book, by Auggie.
If you’ve read it or plan to read it, please do share with me your opinion. Any suggestion too is welcome!