I told you I was sorry for the additional book reviews!
Book 46 was a birthday present of mine this year. I loved the story of Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and knew I needed to see these characters through.
Auggie & Me: three Wonder stories
by R.J. Palacio
Young Adult, Realistic Fiction
Synopsis According to Mandi:
Without spoilers, Auggie and Me is not a sequel, but rather a deeper dive into Wonder. Auggie and Me includes three short stories told from the points of view of Auggie’s bully, Julian, Auggie’s longest friend, Christopher, and Auggie’s Welcome Buddy at Beecher Prep, Charlotte. Each of the characters made an appearance in Wonder, whether they played a major or minor role, and each of their stories in Auggie & Me show the impact Auggie has had on their lives.
“No one has to be mean. Ever.”-R.J. Palacio, Auggie & Me
My Overall Rating:
4 – I know I only gave Wonder 3 stars, and that’s largely because it’s written for people who are half a generation below me. However, I still love, love, love this story and think everyone needs to hear, it in some fashion, by the time they’re in high school. What I loved about Auggie & Me specifically is the way R.J. Palacio left the ending to Wonder as it was, but dove deeper into the story, sharing the points of view from three other characters. After reading Wonder, the reader naturally wants more, but R.J. was very smart to leave what happens to the reader’s discretion in this case, and instead further show the impact Auggie made on people he interacted with at various capacities.