Review: Wonder by R. J. Palacio

5 stars.

Wonder
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Now that the movie’s out, I think pretty much everyone knows what this book is. The movie was a faithful adaptation, but I still think you should read the book whether or not you’ve seen the movie. I was surprised over and over how the author could have gone over the line into cheese so easily, but she never did. It’s wonderful and moving and just right.

Review: Summerlost by Ally Condie

4 stars.

Summerlost

This is a contemporary middle grade story about a family dealing with grief staying at a summer house. The MC makes friends with a boy working at the Shakespeare festival. They unravel a mystery together and find some surprises along the way. It’s cute and wholesome and was perfect to read in the car while on vacation this summer. Nothing earth-shattering, but easy to read and easy to like.