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'Wonder' by RJ Palacio

Wonder is an emotive story which takes the reader on a journey through school and the issues faced by somebody who is a bit different. Auggie is a ten-year-old who wants to be like anyone his age and make friends. However, because of the facial abnormality he was born with, this isn’t so easy for him. Auggie gets stared at wherever he goes and struggles to make friends. When he has to go to school for the first time, he faces lots of problems with other children and just wants to hide away. He has to show courage in everyday situations to overcome his anxiety and fear, and this provides the opportunity to talk about courage being more than just a courageous or brave act.  This touching story is highly recommended.