Tuesday, October 09, 2012


Author:  R. J. Palacio
Genre:   Young Reader, Standalone
Published:  2012
Personal Rating:  4/5 (very good)
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/
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.


  1. I loved this book and still think about how hurtful the silence of the others kids was to Auggie.

    1. Bermudaonion ~ Bullying is bad in any form.

  2. This is one that's on my list. SEveral other book friends loved it too!!

    1. Staci ~ I have seen that most bloggers loved it, but I just liked it a lot. :)


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