Wonder!

Hi Guys! This is Aidan. As you all know I like to read. In fact I go through books so fast that my mom and dad have stopped buying them for me as we have run out of space.  This could be a problem if it wasn’t for the awesome library that is just at the top of my road.

The library is amazing. It’s not stuffy or old. No-one yells at you for talking too loud and they have all kinds of fun activities and author events. As you can imagine – I spend a LOT of time at the library!

Anyhow, Lissy asked if I would like to be part of her blog and so, of course, the natural thing for me to do is to recommend and  tell you about some of the books I’ve read lately. I’m going to start with my favorite from last summer – Wonder by R J Palacio.

This book is really amazing. I thought I wasn’t going to like it because the main character is a little different – well, a lot different really. But that’s the whole point of the book.

August, that’s the name of the main character, he doesn’t look like you and me, but it turns out it doesn’t matter because it’s what’s inside that counts.

August is finally going to school after being homeschooled all his life. As if that isn’t scary enough, but when you look like August its got to be terrifying. Anyhow, August is really brave and although there are a few false starts he finally finds some true friends.

I won’t spoil it for you, but you should really get this book. There are some really funny bits (little Tushies) and there are some sad bits as well, but by the end you are really routing for August and his friends. I think, really, it’s a book about kindness and acceptance – go read it and find out yourself. Feel free to drop me a line and tell me what you think below.

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