Tuesday, November 18, 2014
if i could buy one book for every person that i know, wonder would be the one.
my friend chris gave me this book for my birthday and i was excited to read it as i had heard really good things about it, although i hadn't heard what the actual focus of the story was.
the main character, auggie, was born with a facial deformity. he is homeschooled until fifth grade and then he enters public school. the book tells the story of his transition into the public school, but does it through not only his eyes, but from the perspective of the others in his life.
i did not want to put the book down. last tuesday night when i was pulling an all nighter waiting for my scan results on wednesday morning, i finished it around midnight.
"because it's not enough to be kind. one should be kinder than needed. why I love that line, that concept, is that it reminds me that we carry with us, as human beings, not just the capacity to be kind, but the very choice of kindness."
this book makes you think about tough situations from other people's perspectives, and it reminds you that a little kindness can make a huge impact.
this is one that i will keep for malena.
this is one that i will always remember.
the quote on the jacket is right on, "wonder touches the heart in the most life-affirming, unexpected ways, delivering in august pullman a character whom readers will remember forever."
thanks for letting me come along with you auggie, i wish we could have hung out a little longer.