"You can't blend in when you were born to stand out"- August Pullman
Ok so this book might be slightly pushing my young adult book review preferences however I think that this book is a worthwhile exception!
This book is about a 10 year old boy named August who was born with a facial anomaly. He is an ordinary boy who loves star wars and loves the Xbox however after 27 operations to his face he can never look normal. His whole life he was homeschooled however was convinced to go to school to begin the 5th grade.
This book takes us on a bumpy ride through all of August's ups and downs which he has to face starting from his very first day!
I really enjoyed this book, it might not have had a very been very complex and it might not have had a romance element. However it was a very real interpretation of what it is like to be different and it realistically demonstrates to us the unfortunate truth of bullying at school.
This book was enjoyable the whole way, and I don't have any complaints! I would highly recommend this book to everyone. It might be written for a more junior audience however it is a very worthwhile book to read which I can guarantee that almost everyone will enjoy it, particularly if you are like me and can enjoy a well written yet younger book.
If I was to put a recommended age group I would say 9-15 years.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio AUD $19.99 (approx.)
The Young Book Critic