Book Review And Giveaway: Wonder

wonder22When I interviewed Nicholas Sparks (I’m still drooling over Josh Duhamel… swoon) over the summer, a question I asked was what is one of his favorite books to read with his kids….he has five! One of the books he mentioned is Wonder.

It’s a beautiful book about a boy named August who has a facial deformity that literally makes kids scream and run away. He’s home schooled but in 5th grade, he’s given the opportunity to go to public school.

After being sheltered for so many years, he faces the reality of putting his face out there…literally.

August tells his side of his story and others tell their side, including what they really think of Auggie. It’s a beautiful story about beauty and what matters inside.

This book is great for ages 8 and up.

Guess what?

I’m giving away a copy to one of you. Just because I want to spread the word about Wonder.

Let me know in the comments what you think is beautiful.  It can be anything that you find beauty in. A song lyric, a book, a piece of art, Ryan Gosling, anything. What? I was seeing if you were paying attention!

The winner will be contacted by email. If the winner doesn’t respond within 3 days, another winner will be chosen.

This book giveaway is open to everyone, anywhere, and the winner will be chosen by a random number generator. Just one entry per person, please. Good luck everyone!

This giveaway ends February 4th at 10 am PST.

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11 Responses to Book Review And Giveaway: Wonder

  1. Ericka C January 30, 2013 at 23:36 #

    When I was a special education life skills para-pro, I worked with many disabled high school teens. I found them beautiful because despite their disabilities and some were severe, they always had a smile on their face and greeted me each morning with a hug. They were just happy to be alive! They may not have had physical beauty but the were so beautiful on the inside. Best job ever!!

    • Ericka C January 30, 2013 at 23:38 #

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  2. Ashleigh January 31, 2013 at 10:01 #

    What a wonderful giveaway! I think my darling 11 month old baby girl is the most beautiful thing on earth. She lights up my life in ways I would never have thought possible. She smiles, waves and babbles at every person we meet. She’s an “old soul” as they say. It makes my heart swell when a stranger stops to tell me how beautiful she is. I know they have been touched by her joy and it makes me so proud and honored to be her mom.

  3. monica January 31, 2013 at 10:31 #

    I love give aways! The book sounds great and I have FOUR kids who are all avid readers. *Hint hint – pick me, pick me!!!* A beautiful thing? There’s so many things I can think of – so hard to pick. I’d have to say – my kids’ faces. I never tire of that beauty. 🙂
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  4. BreadWinner Mom January 31, 2013 at 12:17 #

    The sight of my 3-year-old daughter sleeping is enough to bring me to tears – not only because she is so beautiful, but because the only time anyone else in the house gets any peace is when she is asleep.

  5. Kristi January 31, 2013 at 13:22 #

    This looks like a book I could devour in a day and hold in my heart for a lifetime. 🙂
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  6. Jane January 31, 2013 at 15:41 #

    There are so many beautiful things — but when I see kindness — beauty just shines.

  7. Andi February 1, 2013 at 02:48 #

    Beauty is watching my almost 3yr old dance with wild abandon and then invite me to join her.

  8. Kathy February 1, 2013 at 08:50 #

    Watching my son hold his new daughter – that is beautiful.

  9. pamela February 2, 2013 at 22:54 #

    This sounds like a great read. I have a 7yr old son and 4yr old daughter. I also work at a daycare/preschool and I come home exhausted daily. I try to instill in all of them that everyone is beautiful. Beauty is not about how someone looks but about how the person is as a whole. I love those kids. They make me laugh, cry, want to scream and everything in between. Daily.

  10. Aimee Ealy February 3, 2013 at 09:10 #

    I find my 8 year old son beautiful. Well, all three of my sons, but expecially Liam. He has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive muscle disease that will leave him disabled. I find beauty in his very kissable chipmunk cheeks, because he has taken steriods very day for the past 5 years. I find his bright, intellegent blue eyes beautiful. But most of all, I find his loving nature inspite of his daily trials. And he’s mine:) Love the idea of this book! I am always looking for books with this message!