I love that feeling of not being able to put a really good book down. This weekend, I read Wonder by R.J. Palacio. If you only have time to read one book this year, I urge you to make it Wonder! This book can teach us to be more understanding, couragous, strong and most importantly, kind.
Growing up, I was kind of like August (the main character). Sure, my face looked normal, but that was about it. If I was standing or walking, I was being stared at. This novel clearly shows what it's like to feel sadness because of the actions others put on us. However, it also shows how family and friendship can help us overcome anything!
I truly feel that Wonder should be read by everyone of all ages. This novel will change how you view others and help you appreciate all the good things in life.
After living the first 33 years of my life thinking I had Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebal Palsey, I was correctly diagnosed with Dopa Responsive Dystonia (DRD). I am on new medication and doing things that I never imagined possible. This has changed the lives of my husband and two daughters. I truly believe that I am living a miracle each and every day. Life can't get any better than this!