Sunday, January 26, 2014

Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Title: Wonder
Author: R.J. Palacio
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction, Middle-grade
Published: 14th February 2012
No. of pages: 315 pages
Series: None
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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?

R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.

Read on for a spoiler-free review of Wonder!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Popular 2014 Book Releases

Hello readers! A bit of a long time since I've seen you guys on here, right? I'll make no more apologies because I think my excuses have become very dull, so I'll delve right in to the premise of this post. First off, happy new year! I hope you'll have a great time with your 2014 bookish resolutions and I wish you the best of luck in that.

Today's post will be a list of popular 2014 books that many are anticipating. I thought of making a calendar widget at first, but I think that would be a bit hard to look at, so instead I decided to list the books according to the month they will be released in.