Always be a little kinder than necessary.
James M. Barrie
I have spent the day devouring this book. There is so much I could say, but I will keep it to this:
So often we hear we need more books where children can see characters like themselves. I wholeheartedly agree, though things shouldn’t end there. Kids need books where they meet children completely unlike themselves. They need to be able — through the window of literature — to examine the worlds of those who are different so that in doing so they may embrace the common threads running through all lives.
Bravo to R. J. Palacio. WONDER is next year’s Schneider Family Award winner.
Heidi Willis says
What a great cover! I’d never heard of this book. Now I will have to check it out. 🙂
Linda Jackson says
On my to-read list…thanks.
Shannon O'Donnell says
I’ve contemplated this book, but you just made up my mind for me. Thanks for the review, Caroline! 🙂
Caryn Caldwell says
So well-said! It’s the journeys I’ve taken with characters who are different, characters who taught me something and made me think and see things in a new way, that I most remember.
Caroline Starr Rose says
It’s pretty darn beautiful.
Barbara Watson says
Sounds just like something I would love.
Sounds like a great read. Can’t wait to read it! I just discovered the Schneider Family Book Award and have enjoyed many of the winners: A Mango Spaced Shape, and Rules especially come to mind.