I finished reading Wonder yesterday.
You must all be knowing what the plot is by now. The book is about a boy named August Pullman whose face is quite different due to genetic problems. He is homeschooled for the most part of his elementary but his mom insists that he gives middle school a try. How he gets used to the school and how the other children at the school accept him forms the rest of the book.
I took a long long time to complete the first part of the book but finished the latter parts in quick time. I bawled like a baby while reading about Daisy’s death. For me the most affecting parts of the story were not Auggie’s but his sister Via’s. How her entire life revolves around Auggie’s health and safety and how she handles it is what made for an emotional read for me.
I am now awaiting to watch the adaptation of the book on screen. Plus, I just realized that there are quite a few sequels to this book. There’s so much to read!
This is my favorite quote from the book. It’s from Justin’s perspective. ‘no, no, it’s not all random, if it really was all random, the universe would abandon us completely. and the universe doesn’t. it takes care of its most fragile creations in ways we can’t 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. maybe it is a lottery, but the universe makes it all even out in the end. the universe takes care of all its birds.’
With that, I am going to go to bed. It’s going to be an early start tomorrow. Let’s see what tomorrow has in store!