21st May 2024



by R. J. Palacio

Wonder tells the story of a ten-year old boy, named Auggie, who is ordinary in many ways: he rides a bike; likes playing with his Xbox; and loves eating ice cream. However, Auggie was born with a rare facial disfigurement (Treacher Collins Syndrome) which affects the development of his facial features. Due to undergoing various operations and constantly being in hospital, Auggie had never experienced attending a regular school. Until now…


This book teaches us all not to be afraid of being different, that life can be an emotional rollercoaster at times and that small, simple acts of kindness can make a significant difference.


My name is August

I won’t describe what I look like.

Whatever you’re thinking,

it’s probably worse

One of my ‘must reads’ for any children in years 5 or 6.

Reviewed by Mrs Ledwith

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