Book review by Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Moving tale of facially different boy with inner beauty.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 51 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 261 reviews

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age 9+


Great book for 9 and up. This is a book with a great message.

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age 7+

Amazing book ! :)

Wonder was written by R.J. Palacio. This book is not part of a series however it does have a sequel called Auggie & me. Wonder was released on February 14 2012. Wonder is about Auggie, an ordinary 10 year old boy and how he deals with bullies, losing friends, and making new ones. Over the whole book Auggie goes through some major character development. This story takes place in Upper Manhattan. One of the main topics that Wonder covers is the effects of bullying on kids. The main characters are Auggie, Via, Jack, Summer, and August’s parents, Isabel and Nate. I really enjoyed this book. This book is appealing because of the well written characters and the relatable story line. I really would’ve liked to see a chapter about Julian's perspective, I think it would’ve added more depth to the story line if we got to hear more about Julien’s life. I highly recommend this book to anyone of any age. Overall I think Wonder is a really enjoyable book. I would rate this book a ⅘.

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