Wonder by R. J. Palacio [Book Review]

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Title : Wonder

Author : R. J. Palacio

ISBN : 978-0552565974

Publisher : Knopf Books

Genre : Young Adult

Pages : 316

Source : Self

Rating : 5 stars





Family. There is nothing more important. They’re the ones who show up when we are in trouble. The ones who push us to succeed. The ones who help keep our secrets. But what of those who have no family to rely on? What happens to those poor souls who have no loved ones to help them in their hour of need? Well, most learn to walk life’s road by themselves. But a sad few of us, simply stop trying. -Desperate housewives.

This is the most beautifully written book, or so I thought right after “the perks of being wallflower”. It has all the elements that make you think, assimilate and ponder on all the things that we take for granted. In the eyes of a small boy, in the eyes of his friends and how, though it sounds hard to get, everything has its own explanation if we just stop and think whilst putting ourselves in someone else’s frame of reference. I could not stop until the last page and a story from a boy who used helmet for years t cover himself to a boy who stood in front of hundreds and received a medal for being strong was magnificent. Everything and everyone is beautiful, provided, they have an explanation for their deeds. A valid one and a plausible one.

The universe would abandon us completely and the universe does not. It takes care of its most fragile creations in ways we cannot see. Like with parents who adore you blindly, and a big sister who feels guilty for being human over you, and a little gravelly-voiced kid whose friends have left him over you and even a pink haired girl who carries your picture in her wallet. May be it is a lottery, but the universe makes it all even out in the end, The universe takes care of all its birds.

Review by Pavan Kumar B C

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