Author: R. J. Palacio
Genre: Young Reader, Standalone
Personal Rating: 4/5 (very good)
Steele, Podehl & Rudd
Yearly Count: 84
August (Auggie) goes to school for the first time and enters the 5th grade. He has been home-schooled due to hospital stays and healing from facial surgeries. Life takes a drastic change once he enters the building.
This story was written with heart and realism. I really liked Auggie and his family; however, I didn't appreciate the several changes in point-of-view throughout the book, because it made it feel redundant and predictable. However, the other views gave a well-rounded perspective of the lives affected by Auggie's presence (including Auggie himself) and for a children's book that may have been necessary. This was a very good book with a very important message.