Ok so yes, hands up, I have been in THE BIGGEST reading slump. As mentioned in my recent post ‘hello summer’ I have had a lot going on as of late and the reading slump, well in hind sight, was bound to happen.
So when I saw Gaby (Gntxreads) rave about her new book Wonder and how she flew through it, it got me excited. Especially as I had seen the film and loved it.
Gaby being the wonderful human she is sent me her copy, and I sped through it. I mean I spent over two hours in the bath reading and didn’t even realise, if that doesn’t show how addictive it was I don’t know what does!
I’m not going to lie I was nervous because I watched the film first (something I never do) so was scared that I wouldn’t appreciate it as much. I was wrong, the book exceeded my expectations, like it should.
It was very similar to the movie, which I loved, yet it had elements which were not in the movie. This I am sure was only down to the length.
So for those who haven’t seen the movie and for those who know nothing about the book, its about a 10yr old boy named Auggie (August) who has a facial deformity.
It was magical, you got swept up in it all, and as per the movie, I cried. I would still recommend you read the book before watching the movie though. It will make you appreciate it all the more and I am gutted I didn’t do that.
Was totally blown away. I don’t want to say much more because I feel it’s a book you should experience. It got me out of my slump and I’m forever grateful for that. It showed me a different look at life and I loved how you got to see the same story from different perspectives within the same family.
I have to say I honestly toyed with the rating to give it. I almost gave it 4 stars, mainly because I still related to the film and I was gutted that I didn’t read this first. Sometimes a book really does make you relate more. I then opted to give it 5 stars because well, it meant something to me. It got me emotional and had that special connection. Thats why I opted for 5 stars as its one which will stay with me.
So yes, as I am sure you can tell I recommend this book. I have since sent the book to Ali at the Sunday feeling and I love that it’s a little book train once more!
Have you read it? What did you think?
Until next time,
Oh and for those wondering, synopsis below.
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?
Available to buy online at Amazon and in bookstores.