I can’t remember the last time a book made me cry. I’m being serious, I never cried when some of my all-time favorite series ended. I didn’t even cry when people were crying after the last Harry Potter book came out. Heck, I didn’t even cry at the end of Allegiant. I just don’t cry.
So I’m wondering (haha, get it?) what made me cry about Wonder. Yeah, I cried, like with the whole tears leaving my eyes kind of thing.
I’m not going to make this a personal review. But, on a level, in a certain way, yes. Yes I could connect with August with my past growing self. And I cried. Because August would cry, he asked questions about why he was ugly, he felt he got used to the way people could see his face and he reminded me of myself when I was younger.
No, I don’t have a deformity. And I continue to consider myself blessed everyday. Yes, I had a problem over the years that was hard for me to get used to. I am fine now, because I’ve grown up. And puberty and stuff. And I’ve learned to stand up for myself, and thankfully, I’ve known wonderful people in my life. While it is true that I didn’t go through the things August did, his feelings were so real. So, I salute R.J. Palacio for that.
Another great thing about this book was that we were showed more than one point of view! There are so many people who are tied into August’s story, and it was amazing seeing their side of the story as well! :D So, I think that the only point of view I wanted to see was Julian’s. :D
This book was just beautiful. I loved all the characters, and they were all special in their own way. I really wish that I had something else to say for this, but this is all going to be gushing. Go read this. Like, please. I’m telling you. Just. Just read this. :D
Overall, Wonder is a book that is heartbreaking and wonderful. It’ll make you laugh and cry! I know it did to me! I’m completely in love with this! :D So go, read this!
Thanks for reading my review everyone, and hope you have a great day! Until the next one!