The days of reading a book from start to finish in a single day are long gone as my sweet baby girl tends to soak up the majority of my time. I know this time is fleeting so I'll happily sacrifice my 'me' time as I know there will come a day when she won't need or want me quite as much as she does now.
I started Wonder several weeks ago, but only just finished a few days ago. It's a good book, an inspiring story, and I am looking forward to enjoying the movie adaptation, but I have to be honest, I wasn't as thrilled with the book as I had hoped I would be.
Auggie is a boy born with a severe facial deformity, and despite years of surgeries attempting to correct natures errors, he's left scarred and still with deformities.
My biggest disappointment with this book is the lack of realism. Sure, there are a handful of mean kids in the book, but the overall tone is very cheery; unrealistically upbeat. Kids who don't have such noticeable physical abnormalities, like Auggie, are bullied for much smaller infractions. Society today can be very cruel and unforgetting, not to mention insensitive and just downright mean. I thought the book would be a bit more...true-to-life.
None-the-less I enjoyed reading how each person in Auggie's life responded to the reaction the world had to his appearance. It was a nice, easy read; one I could set aside, and return to without feeling as though I had to backtrack to find my footing.
An avid reader with a thirst for knowledge, and adventure through words printed on paper.
Books Read in 2020
*The Tattooist of Auschwitz