I am using this book for the Women Challenge, Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge, 52 Books in 52 Weeks, and Book Club Friday.
Summary from Goodreads: August (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.
Verdict: 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend this book to everyone, from elementary school students to adults! It was a great read and definitely made me cry at the end! We can all learn a little about compassion and kindness from this book.