Yes Yes Yes!
loved this book. Although I believe this was meant to be a middle grade
read, it seriously transcends age range. R.J. Palacio has done well in
writing a book to inspire many a generation.
While most would
assume it's a book about 'not caring what people think of you, and just
be yourself' yadda yadda, I felt a stronger undertone. For me, it was
more so a book about living life to the fullest, and treating people
with compassion. Simply to look past what people are doing in the
moment, and accept them as they are.
R.J. did a wonderful job in
making Auggie real. She showed us how a real little boy would deal with
the hand he was dealt, not some middle aged woman writing as a ten year
I personally loved the book so much I gave it to my brother
as a high school graduation gift. If there is a book for anyone to
read, where they can be inspired before jetting off into the world, it's
this one. A beautiful life lesson.
Kudos to you R.J. Kudos to you.