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R. J. Palacio


  • Friends & Family - tears and laughter, and happy ever after

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<p>Born with a severe facial difference, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life.</p> <p>Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?</p> <p><b><strong><a href="">Find your local library to borrow or reserve this book</a>.</strong></b></p> <p><strong>Buy this book from <a href=""></a> or <a href=""></a> to support The Reading Agency and local bookshops.</strong></p>

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I'd heard so much about this book and have actually taught some of the extracts for English, but had never read it all the way through. I picked it for my first book of the reading challenge because of its message about kindness. Gosh, it made me cry!!!! More than once! I loved the perspective changes as well, helping us to understand what each character is feeling and the challenges they face individually. This is a great book to read if you are about to start a new school but is also something everyone can enjoy.

kku 13.07.2021

This is very heart touching and emotional story . The main character in this story is August(auggie).The one with facial differences.He was born with several birth defects.People used to stare at and make fun of him . His parents always protected him and his mother would give him homeschooling. But things started to change when his mother enrolled him in a formal school. This book has also shows the brutal reality of how society can treat people like August. In our society consciously or unconsciously sometimes we treat people like August in an unpleasant manner that could make a long-lasting impact on that person. The story also shows the different perspective of different characters like his sister, his sister's boyfriend and his friends. For instance his sister used to feel alienated in the house because her parents gave too much attention and priority that they didn't even realise that their daughter also need care and attention too. This novel teaches you to be kind to people like him. It also made us realise what would it feel like if we were in August's shoes.

Annirobbo 09.07.2021

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