Book Review: Auggie and Me

Book Review: Auggie and MeAuggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories Published by Corgi Childrens on August 27th 2015
Pages: 303
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WONDER tells the story of Auggie Pullman: an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him.
AUGGIE & ME is a new side to the WONDER story: three new chapters from three different characters - bully Julian, oldest friend Christopher and classmate Charlotte - giving an insight into how Auggie has touched their own lives. Thought-provoking, surprising, infuriating, heartbreaking and heartwarming, AUGGIE & ME is a must-read for the thousands of readers who loved WONDER.

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Auggie and Me is a set of three short stories from different view points of kids in the book Wonder. I cried pretty much through every story. I loved getting to know Julian, the boy who seems a bit of a villain and bully and has to come to terms with his actions in his short story titled Julian. I feel like I understand the way he acted now and admit to shedding some tears for his situation.

In the story Pluto, we get to meet Auggie’s first best friend Christopher and see what happened to drive them apart after having moved. He was only briefly mentioned in the first book and I liked to see what kind of kid he was. I loved his story and how Auggie and him eventually ended up talking more at the end.

Shingaling was the story that made me tear up the most. It’s about Charlotte, who was always nice to Auggie but never truly felt like a friend to him. It’s about realizing that people are more than what they seem and that everyone has problems and difficulties in their lives. I laughed and cried in this story and loved the insight into Charlotte’s personality.

Verdict:

Fans of Wonder must read these stories. And if you haven’t read Wonder, go do so now. With a box of tissues in hand.

Kristen

Kristen is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. Kristen is an Elementary School Library Media Specialist in the Chicago suburbs who loves reading. Why else would she be a librarian?
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