Wonder: A Must-Read This Summer! #ChooseKind


Disclaimer: I received a copy of Wonder from Lionsgate.

“Wonder”, by R.J. Palacio has been on our reading list for a long time now, so it was a pleasant surprise when the book arrived in the mail.  What perfect timing, as school is out and we are doing lots of reading.  My daughter dug into this book right away, sharing updates along the way.  This is a Young Adult book, but I read some too, and this is a great book to share and spread the message of kindness.  We can’t wait to see the movie this Fall (11.17.2017)!


My daughter’s review:

I wanted to read Wonder because I heard so many good things about the book and because the movie is coming out this fall.

The book is about a boy named August, but people call him Auggie.  Auggie has never been to school before and he is going into 5th grade.  He is nervous to go to school, because he was born with a facial deformity and had many surgeries on his face. Some of the people at school are mean to him but the teachers are nice.

He has a Mom and a Dad who both support him and a sister named Olivia but her friends and family call her Via. They also have a dog named Daisy, whom Via named.

Some parts were happy and some parts were sad. 🙁 > 🙂

I want to see the movie because the book was great and inspiring.  I am going into 5th grade and lots of people are mean. I hope this book inspires people to be nice to everyone even if they are different!

So, overall this book was great and I highly recommend it to other readers.

Check out the official movie trailer here.  Even the trailer is moving – we can’t wait to go see the movie!

Check out author R.J. Palacio’s website here.

Check out the official Wonder movie site here.



By | 2018-01-28T00:53:29+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Books, Entertainment, Product Reviews|19 Comments

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  1. Cherri Megasko August 1, 2017 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    I watched the trailer and it looks like my kind of movie. How can it lose with Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson?

  2. Doria August 1, 2017 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    I had no idea they were making a movie based on the book! That’s so fabulous, I’ve been a huge fan of so many of the books that have come out for kids my boys’ ages that have main characters that face different challenges. They’ve been big helps to my kids who face their own challenges!

  3. Courtney Blacher August 1, 2017 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    The book sounds good, but I think the movie is going to be even better with sucn amazing actors.

  4. Claudia Krusch August 2, 2017 at 2:11 am - Reply

    I had no idea they were making a movie based on this book. I am looking forward to seeing it when it comes out.

  5. Dogvills August 2, 2017 at 4:45 am - Reply

    I’ve never heard of this movie, but it sounds very interesting. I would love to see this with my family.

  6. Joely Smith August 2, 2017 at 5:08 am - Reply

    This sounds like such an empowering book for so many kids who struggle with being different. So many kids feel different with minor things this could be enlightening for them!

  7. ricci August 2, 2017 at 5:55 am - Reply

    I saw a preview for this movie the other day and now I can’t wait to see it!! It looks like it’s going to be so GOOD and I know I
    ‘m going to sob like a baby!

  8. Rose Cottrill August 2, 2017 at 10:57 am - Reply

    “Because I’m your Mom so it counts the most!” That hits me hard because I always say that to my kids when they are in doubt. I’d love to see this movie.

  9. AnnMarie John August 2, 2017 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    I love books that help our kids understand what kindness is all about. I hope a lot of people will read this and watch the movie! The trailer is interesting!

  10. Jennifer G August 2, 2017 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    I have never even heard of this movie. I am going to have to check it out though, it sounds like it would be fabulous. I want to read the book first though!

  11. Emily August 2, 2017 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    This book sounds interesting! Whenever there is a movie that is based on a book it always makes me want to see the movie and read the book. I love seeing the books come to life.

  12. uprunforlife August 2, 2017 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    This sounds like an inspiring story. I need to grab this book and read it before the movie comes out. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Louise Bishop August 2, 2017 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    School can be hard without issues such as Auggie’s getting in the way. It sounds like the book gave your daughter more confidence.

  14. Shannon Gurnee August 2, 2017 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    I hadn’t heard of this title before. I love Julia Roberts, so I definitely want to check it out.

  15. Mimi Green August 3, 2017 at 1:58 am - Reply

    This sounds interesting, my son is headed to the 8th grade but might enjoy this. He is on his last required book for summer reading. This comes out on his birthday too.

  16. TIm B August 3, 2017 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    I hadn’t heard of either the book or the movie. Will have to look into them. Always looking for good middle grade books for my elementary school aged kids to read.

  17. Carol Cassara August 3, 2017 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    I think looking for books that your teen or pre-teen will be interested in is a great way to maintain their love for books! This sounds like a good read!

  18. E H August 3, 2017 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    OMG, my kids will be sooo excited to know that this is a movie that is coming out! Both of my daughters have read this book, and love it! This book is also on their must read for school list this year – I am already looking forward to this movie!

  19. Louisa August 4, 2017 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Sounds like an amazing book. I’m sure the movie will be phenomenal!

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