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.