Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Cybils veteran Andi Sibley is our feature reviewer of the day. She's a Round 1 judge for Middle Grade Fiction and a blogger (since 2006!) over at A Wrung Sponge, where she reviews books, software, and electronic resources for children and young adults with a particular interest in multicultural and diverse books. Fun Fact: She's also a Poetry Friday regular, and if you haven't seen her lovely photos that accompany her poems, you're missing out!

WonderA couple of months ago, she reviewed Middle Grade Fiction finalist Wonder by R.J. Palacio, the story of a boy with a severe facial deformity about to start classes at a mainstream school for the first time. However, rather than being simply difficult or depressing, it's a memorable and lovely story–as Andi said in her review,

It's a really wonderful book that stays with you. The more I think about
it the more I get out of it. I can see this one being on everyone's
list for a long time.

Click here to read the full review.