Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

This week we bring you our second book review and we are so excited about this book, we think you’ll find it amazing too!

Image result for wonder palacioHave you ever wanted to be invisible? Have you ever wanted to hide? Well, August, the main character in R.J. Palacio’s Wonder, feels like that everyday. August was born with a facial abnormality, which even after countless surgeries, has left him with a face that people take a second look at it the playground, then whisper to their friends about, and then run away from. Auggie used to wear a Star Wars helmet to hide his face, but now, at the start of the novel, it his first day at middle school and he has to face the hard reality of a world that is unkind.

Or is it? Throughout the course of Wonder, which is told from different viewpoints, the power of kindness radiates through. Of course, there is ugly bullying, but in the end, kindness triumphs; kindness is true beauty.

How is this revelant to Inspire Education? To begin with, we strive to make our summer schools inclusive, supportive and safe. We don’t tolerate any form of bullying. In fact, we actively encourage students to mix with other students from different nationalities. We find that they often have a lot more in common than on first appearance. Therefore, we like to adopt the very apt English phrase ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’!

Stay tuned for our next book review coming soon, and remember to share your comments and suggestions with us too.

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