Monday, July 23, 2012

It's Still Summer, Folks!

I just finished reading Wonder, and it is a wonder of a book.  Once again, I was crying big tears (happy ones-- I'm such a sucker for them!) at the end of the story, and I LOVED the list of precepts at the end (you'll have to read it to find out what I'm talking about there).  What's it about?  It's about a bright and funny 5th grader named August who was born with severe facial abnormalities and is entering regular school for the first time after being home schooled his whole life.  It's about how he is treated at school and everywhere he goes in public.  It's about what assumptions kids make-- and also what assumptions adults make-- about those who are different.  And it attempts to show us what it means to be kind and courageous, and how sometimes those two traits can be the same exact thing.

If you get a chance, give it a read.  You'll be glad you spent time with Auggie, his family and his friends!

So anyone else read anything good this summer?
:)
Mrs. P

6 comments:

Jacob B said...

Wonder sounds like an awesome book!I can't believe that we start school in almost a month! So my mom does this summer read aloud with us, (don't ask I don't know why)An these are the books she read with us!

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Bazil E. Frankwhiler- A really good book, but just not for our age group. About Two Siblings Who Go and live in a Art Museum

The View From Saturday- Just read it really fun book to read!

Heaven- Now this one is harder to describe then it sound because if I say anything it gives it away!

When Zachery Beaver Comes To Town- We have not finished reading................................................................

Knightmare said...

i have a friend that is coming to Altona this coming year and she really wants 2 join book club. Aly opel

Mrs. P said...

Are we still doing book club?! I wasn't sure, after the way it ended this year... :)

Mrs. P said...

Jacob, you are reading some great stuff! Good for you.

Jacob B said...

Thanks I hope we are still doing book club people just have too be more active.............

Jacob B said...

Unfortunately I wont be able too be in the class room because of Advanced Orchestra but I really want to preticapate on the blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!