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