Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories(Wonder #1.5, 1.6, 1.7) By: R.J. Palacio (Reviewed by Rochelle)

About Book

WONDER tells the story of Auggie Pullman: an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him.

AUGGIE & ME is a new side to the WONDER story: three new chapters from three different characters – bully Julian, oldest friend Christopher and classmate Charlotte – giving an insight into how Auggie has touched their own lives. Thought-provoking, surprising, infuriating, heartbreaking and heartwarming, AUGGIE & ME is a must-read for the thousands of readers who loved WONDER.

About Author

R.J. Palacio lives in NYC with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. For more than twenty years, she was an art director and graphic designer, designing book jackets for other people while waiting for the perfect time in her life to start writing her own novel. But one day several years ago, a chance encounter with an extraordinary child in front of an ice cream store made R. J. realize that the perfect time to write that novel had finally come. Wonder is her first novel. She did not design the cover, but she sure does love it.

My Review

Whilst this book didn’t quite reach the levels of Wonder for me, it was a delightful and powerful read nonetheless.   This is a companion book (consisted of 3 stories) from Wonder – and it’s still totally inspiring, beautiful and mesmerizing. We have a chance to see the different point of views from 3 people whose lives intersected with Auggie. There’s Julian, the bully, Christopher, the old friend, and Charlotte, the goody two shoes.

It is, once again, very emotional, so powerful, it gives us the reminder to choose kindness, and that’s what it was all about, the influence of Choose Kind movement.  If you haven’t read Wonder, don’t read this first.  I recommend this book to all.  You never know what one might be facing in his / her life.

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