When I find a good book, I can't help but shout it from the rooftops.
I'm a bibliophile -- Book Lover -- it's right there in my bio.
And this book...this book is a treasure.
For my graduate course in teaching literacy (for grades 4-8) this term, we're required to read eight books written for young adults. I couldn't be happier that I picked Wonder by R.J. Palacio for my first read.
"Wonder is essentially ... a wonder. It's well-written, engaging, and so much fun to read that the pages almost turn themselves. More than that, Wonder touches the heart in the most life-affirming, unexpected ways, delivering in August Pullman a character whom readers will remember forever. Do yourself a favor and read this book – your life will be better for it." - Nicholas Sparks, #1 New York Times bestselling author
This book is an absolute must-read for every middle school aged child. It's a story about friendship, being true to yourself, "popularity", beauty, and being human. The story is told from multiple perspectives, a simple device that demonstrates to the young reader how there's more to everyone's story than what you see on the surface. Get this book into the hands of your middle-schooler today!
This is NOT a paid or sponsored review. This book was my choice to read, and my pleasure to share.