Review: Wonder by R.J Palacio

We really have to thank Victoria for sharing with me her e-book collection.When she reviewed this book, my curiosity for it was reignited. I have always heard of the book (and the movie adaptation) but it wasn’t enough for me to buy a copy or watch the film. I was always intrigued but it was never enough for me to do anything about it. All that changed when I checked Victoria’s collection and found it there. I knew there was no excuse, I needed to read it.

I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse. 

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. –Goodreads

I love this book with all my heart and soul. It has such a simple story but it teaches us a deep lesson that everyone should learn.


It teaches us the value of kindness. It reminds us that everyone has their own struggles. It reminds us that sometimes we do stupid things but this doesn’t mean we’re stupid. Reading this whole book is comforting. It’s made me feel like even if your life is in disarray and it’s really not going your way, you can’t quit. You can’t use that as an excuse to be mean. You have to be strong and kind. Always choose to be kind. 


I didn’t expect to like or to be moved by this book. The story was simple. It was straightforward. I wasn’t expecting to be so emotionally attached to it after reading it. It was only about a deformed boy going to school for the first time. Who knew it could teach us a lot of things and move us in ways?


I hope everyone gets to read this once in their lives. The real lesson is to be kind, to everyone. A lesson that a lot of us seem to forget in this cold and heartless world we live in now.


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      1. Kat, sige na, wag ka na magmakaawa diyan, nilagay ko na yung Auggie & Me sa library. Baka umiyak ka pa, magagalit si Nanay, papaluin ka ng hanger nun. Hahahaha :p

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  1. I’m glad you loved this book! It’s one of my all-time favorites! And it didn’t hurt that it teaches us, readers, one of the most important lessons in life! Also, you’re welcome. I update the library often so, you know, dagdag sa TBR pile na hindi na matapos-tapos. Hahahaha

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    1. I’m so thankful for you ebook collection hahaha!!! Super refreshing nitong librong to, I swear kasi diba parang ang simple lang ng plot pero ang lalim! Iba talaga.

      Kakatapos ko lang ng Big Little Lies and it was surprisingly good. 😀 Start ako ng Between you and me dahil #1 mo sya!

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      1. Tumatanggap po akong kahit konting tulong. iMac lang, good na ko. Hahahaha. :p Di baaaaa! I can’t believe more people aren’t reading this and being enlightened by this amazing book!

        And oooh, I haven’t read that one. Isusunod ko na yan. 🙂 And yes, please. Napilit ko na si Odee and binabasa na niya ngayon. So ikaw naman. Hihihihihi

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      2. Sige ba. Basta bato mo sa direksyon ko tas ilalako ko sa Greenhills para may pambili ako nung $26 na nirerecommend mo! 😂

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    1. Hahaha!! SImple lang kasi talaga, very forgettable, sa sobrang dali kalimutan madalas di nagagawa yung lesson ng book. 😛 I’ll try to watch the film to see if same levels sila nung book. 😀


  2. I haven’t read the book but I’ve seen the movie! The movie is good! Nakaramdam ako ng arrow na tumagos sa’kin nung binanggit yung “When given the choice between being right or being kind choose kind.” Nagflashback sa’kin yung mga masamang bagay na ginawa ko by choice.

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    1. Haha! Natawa ako sa nag flashback! 😛 Pero tama ka sobrang tagos yung line na un. I always remind myself to be kind. Mahirap pero kung kaya ni Auggie, nakakahiya naman diba? 😉

      I hope more people get to read the book or watch the movie. Super ganda niya talaga.

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