Wonder by R.J. Palacio is an important book. Read it. Have your kids read it (5th grade and up). If I was a middle school teacher I’d have my students read it too.
It is a fictional story of a young boy that touches on significant and enduring themes: Kindness. Courage. Friendship. Peer pressure. Bullying. Internal character versus external appearances. Forgiveness and reconciliation. Parenting. And others.
“If every single person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary – the world really would be a better place. And if you do this… someone, somewhere may recognize in you the face of God.”
I cannot wait for Book Club night to discuss it!