Over the summer, I read Wonder by R.J Palacio. Wonder is her first novel. The main character is Auggie (August) Pullman. It was released recently in 2011.
August Pullman had a deformed face that prevented him from going to school-until now. He’s going to enter the fifth grade at Beecher Prep. Everyone knows it’s always hard to fit in general, so with a deformed face, that’s much harder. Can Auggie convince his classmates that he’s a regular kid, despite appearances? Will he find a friend? Or will Auggie be bullied for the whole year?
Wonder was an instant classic. I would recommend this to anyone who needs a touching story. Parents, this is a clean read and there is not anything wrong or bad in Wonder. Your kids whether they like or do not like to read will love this amazing book. I’ve already recommended Wonder to many people and they love it!! Wonder helps you relate or better understand how difficult it is to fit in. This touched me so much!! Wonder is a wonderful read!!!
Wonder’s book level is for fifth to ninth grade boys, and also girls as well. I love Wonder andI would rate this 4.9 stars!!!!!
A couple of months ago, I read Soul Surfer, an autobiography of Bethany Hamilton, a pro surfer from Maui, Hawaii who lost her arm to a tiger shark. This is a true story.
In the beginning, thirteen year old Bethany Hamilton had a dream. Her dream was to be a professional surfer. Her dream began to fade when she was waiting for a wave, and a vicious tiger shark bit a chunk out of her arm and her surfboard. She didn’t feel anything since she was in total shock. “It all happened so fast!”, says Bethany. She didn’t see or feel anything just the urge to get to the beach. The shore was a quarter-mile away.
Bethany’s whole arm was lost to the tiger shark. When her parents found out, God flooded their mind with Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ”
“I look like Frankenstein!”, Bethany Hamilton thought when she looked into the mirror for the first time since the attack. But, in a couple of weeks, she was back in the water! Now, she uses her tragedy as a testimony of faith. Soul Surfer inspired me in so many different ways. Bethany has the will to continue her passion and a heart of compassion. Bethany Hamilton is a true woman of faith!
There is no official book level for Soul Surfer. Nevertheless, this book will inspire almost everyone with her passion for surfing. I would rate Soul Surfer 5.0 stars!!!!!!