Sonntag, 9. April 2017

Bookreview: Wonder

Hallo :)

Heute habe ich mal eine etwas andere Rezension für euch. Ich habe sie ursprünglich als Aufsatz zu meiner Schullektüre "Wonder" verfasst, aufgrund dessen ist sie auf englisch und ich habe sie anders struckturiert, als ich es normalerweise tue. Stört euch bitte nicht daran, wenn die Rezension ein paar Fehler enthält.
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“If I found a magic lamp and I could have one wish, I would wish that I had a normal face that no one ever noticed at all”




Today I will write a book review to the book “Wonder”, written by R.J. Palacio.

It´s a fictional novel about the boy August, called Auggie, who has a deformed face. Because of his extraordinary face he has more problems than other kids at his age and he describes, how he deals with his problems. Auggie also is about to start going to school at Beecher Prep, so his life will change and he will be able to get many new experiences.

I really like the story, because everyone can learn something when he reads this book. The protagonists have problems, every teenager and also many adults know. I´d also been very shocked as I read some chapters, when the author described, how August gets stared everyday and that there are some people, who are very rude. So I think everyone, who read this book won´t stare at different looking people, who are deformed or handicapped any more.

The story is set in the present, that´s why I thought it could be true. I also thought like this, because the way, R. J. Palacio described everything, it seems very realistic and not like a fictional novel.

The plot was good, because there were some plot twists, I hadn´t expected. So they surprised me and at some points I was really shocked.

One of the main things I loved about the book was, that the story was told from different perspectives. It was told out of the perspective of some of Auggies classmates and also of his sister Via and her boyfriend´s perspective. The thing I liked about the narrative perspective change was, that the reader gets to know different views of Auggie and his outward appearance.


I like R.J. Palacios spelling style, because it was very easy to read, that´s why everybody can read this novel. Even if he isn´t a native speaker.

I like August as a main protagonist, because of his positive attitude and his way of seeing things with humor. The best thing about him was that he changed from a childish to a teenage like behavior.
His sister Olivia, called Via is also a great protagonist, because she is very sympathetic, helpful and a good sister to Auggie. The other part of the family is very nice, in the novel they ever get described as Augusts loving Family.
The miner characters were described in detail, so the reader get´s to know many things about them.
At some points I was really surprised, how mature things the protagonists said. Although I had expected that the kids would say some mature things, I hadn´t expected that they talk like grown-ups sometimes. But that was absolute amazing, because I could mark many quotes.

I would recommend this novel to anyone who loves books with different sides, which are sad and also funny.
Don´t read this if you hate deeper storys.

All in all it was a very good book. So I give 4.5 of 5 stars for it!




Ich hoffe diese etwas andere Rezension hat euch gefallen. :)


LG