The main character of 'Wonder' is a boy who was born with facial disfigurement, his name is August Pullman. He has to learn how to survive at his new middle school, and cope with the outside world. His friends are Charlotte, Jack and Summer. August is a kind, shy boy. Isabel, August's mother, is kind, caring, and is very patient with him. She was once a children book illustrator, but stopped her work to care for August when he was born. I really like this book, it is a tearjerker. This novel is unique in exploring the difficulties that many people with physical deformities have when interacting with the outside world. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wouldn't mind a coming of age story. @Subsub of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought that it was very meaningful, and was able to express a lot of important messages in an engaging and entertaining way, which makes it more interesting to younger readers. The characters were all very well developed, which definitely added more authenticity to the story line. I liked how there were different narrators in the book, as well, which gave further insight into each character’s life, struggles, and personalities. I appreciated all of its messages of acceptance, and think that this would be a great book for anyone to read and learn from. 4/5 stars @PenelopeScriptor of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

The book called Wonder is a story about 11 year old August Pullman who doesn’t have a normal looking face. He has a rare medical facial deformity, which he refers to as “mandibulofacial dysostosis“, more commonly known as Treacher Collins syndrome as well as a cleft palate. He was homeschooled by his mother until the fifth grade. The book begins with August's parents deciding to send him to a private school called Beecher Prep. The story revolves around what difficulties Auggie (August) faces in school. I would give this book five stars and consider it to be equally as good for boys and girls ages 9+. It has some mature topics but most kids could relate to Auggie's feelings and concerns. I think that Wonder deserves to be an international bestseller as it will hook everyone who reads it. It is a bold, brilliant book that is well worth reading by anyone who is prepared to be amazed and can appreciate a good literature. @GymGirl of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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