This was my third Newberry Award Winner to read for my summer reading from my elementary library. It was also my first book to read on a Kindle (not a fan of the Kindle, I want my book!!). However, Kindle aside, this is a great book. I could see getting great class discussions from using it as a read aloud. I could also see it as a great book for parents to read with their children. I truly believe this story is one for all ages - not just elementary level. A very touching story that makes you think about we treat others. My goal is to choose kindness.
Summary from Goodreads.com:
I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.
(Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him
from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th
grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know
how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with
an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's
just like them, despite appearances?
R. J. Palacio has written a
spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute
and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family
interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short
chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.