Wonder by R. J. Palacio // important, quick and thought provoking

11387515Today I’ll write a review for the book Wonder, written by R. J. Palacio. I think this story is very important. But first, here is the Goodreads blurb:

I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?

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Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy // Not what I was expecting

18304322Today I’ll review Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy, a book I finished recently. The review is spoiler free. But first, here is the Goodreads blurb:

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine—Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.

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Review Like no other by Una LaMarche

Today I will be reviewing Like no other by Una LaMarche. It has been a while since I last did a review, so I’m excited to do this!

Like no other was a fun, enjoyable and very diverse read. Before we get started I wanted to mention that in our local library they put the first four letters of an author last name on the spine, for organizational reason and so on my copy of this book it says on the spine that it was written by a lama.

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