Wonder by R.J. Palacio
5 Stars for readers 10+
August, who is 10, is starting school for the first time. In and out of hospital all his life, before now he has been home schooled. He has a facial deformity which he explains by saying no matter how bad it sounds, the reality is worse. Inside he is just like the other kids, but will the other kids attempt to get to know him, or will they look away and snicker?
This is an uncomfortable yet uplifting story with pages where you laugh and some where you want to cry. Very thoughtfully presented for readers of all ages. Once you look inside August you will be changed forever.