Wonder by R.J. Palacio – An Important Book

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Two snow days in north Florida gave me time to catch up on my reading. wonder

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!

2 thoughts on “Wonder by R.J. Palacio – An Important Book

  1. Liz Steketee

    Enjoyed the book “Wonder”. I’m passing the title onto the middle school principal here. The book was very good — couldn’t stop reading.
    Hope your book club discussion goes well.
    Liz S.

    • We just met tonight! Good discussion. Convicting how often we respond to people based on their external appearances… It’s on the Florida state reading list for middle school this year. Loved it.

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