in Essential Reads

Author: R.J. Palacio
Review by EssentialMom (for 9-13 year olds)

A heart-breaking, uplifting, and amazing story about a boy with several facial deformities who faces going to school for the first time in fifth grade.  A must read for anyone entering middle school, fifth grade, or for those going through “transition” years.  Makes you remember how very lucky you are and helps the reader to think about the challenges that other people face every day.  There are definitely sad parts and tough parts, but many, many uplifting bits to help along the way.
Rating: 5 out of 5