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As soon as I saw the trailer for the upcoming movie Wonder, I knew I needed to order the book by R.J. Palacio for myself! And since the age range of the book is 8 and up, I knew Leah be able to read it as well. Being the sibling of such an extraordinary brother, I knew this would be a book she would enjoy as well.
It was yet another book I couldn’t put down! I finished reading Wonder in 3 days, not too hard seeing that it’s geared for children 8 and over.
I felt like I was right in the middle of Auggie’s life! Not only reading from his point of view but also from his loved ones as well. Especially his parents. Being the parent of special needs child, there were parts I could totally relate to. Even though August doesn’t have a developmental/ cognitive delay, he still gets the looks, stares and rude comments from people who don’t know Auggie and his family.
I highly recommend Wonder to any adult or child who can read at a 5th grade reading level. Now that I’m done reading it, I’ve passed it onto Leah who is just like her mommy and can’t put the book down either!
Sadly, we have to wait till November for the movie to come out in the theaters, until then, I have time to read the other small handful of books featuring Auggie and his family & friends! I’ve included the movie trailer below if you haven’t seen it yet. Just think, Owen Wilson AND Julia Roberts, it doesn’t get much better than that!