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Protected: Directions to Joette’s House October 5, 2013
Book Club Discussion Thursday October 2, 2013
This is a reminder and invitation to come to book club this Thursday (tomorrow). We will be discussing the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. It will be at my house at 7:30. It is in the Radiant Lake sub division. Come through the front entrance off of Nagel onto Ohio. You will need to enter this code # when you get to the gate, #0424. If you need further directions call me at 687-0424 or 964-5251. Some of you whom I have e-mailed have never come but have expressed interest. We would love to have new people come. Come even if you didn’t read the book. You can still join the discussion, enjoy the socializing and find out what the next book choice will be for the month of October. Rachel, I wasn’t sure how to do this notice through the Lakeland Book Club site therefore, would you mind forwarding this to Joette (didn’t have her e-mail) and notice in the sent to addresses that I also sent an invitation to Tonya Schorzman, Ramona Brunner , and Connie Herrera? Could you please add them to the Lakeland Book Club? Thanks ladies I hope you are able to make it!
Have a great day,
Wonder | October, 2013 October 1, 2013
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Selected by Coy Worthen
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
“Wonder is the best kids’ book of the year,” said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
This book was selected because:
“I work with kids like this at school and it’s a great message. It’s also a good book to read together with middle school aged kids, especially as kids start school again.” (Paraphrased from Coy) [Note from Coy: Costco has this book in paperback right now.]