Auggie and me : three wonder stories by R.J. Palacio
By R.J. Palacio
“ Like Auggie, they were all kids just trying to deal with their changing world in the best way they knew how. ”
You can't blend in when you were born to stand out” Those of us who’ve read the world-wide bestselling novel Wonder know that Auggie Pullman is different. He has a cranial facial disfigurement which has a serious impact not only on him, but on all those around him.
Palacio has said outright that there won’t be a SEQUEL to Wonder and this book is a companion novel. The three distinct chapters are told from the point of view of Julian the bully; Auggie’s life-long friend Christopher and Charlotte who was chosen to help Auggie when he started at Beecher Prep school for the first time in 5th grade. The backstories of these three show us their own insecurities and issues, and help explain why they acted in the way they did towards Auggie.
Like Auggie, they were all kids just trying to deal with their changing world in the best way they knew how.
Reviewed by Ms Angela Morris