Book Trailer Friday is here! The featured book trailer this month is Wonder, by R.J. Palacio.
Summary: August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
This book is one of the few that I began but didn't finish. I'm not sure why, but I didn't. However after watching the trailer, I think I'll give it another shot. I guess that is why some authors make book trailers to generate the interest of readers like me asking us to give their book one more chance. Who knows? Reading Wonder with a new found interest from the book trailer may just turn it into a book I love.
Have you read Wonder? Did it get your vote for the Newberry? If not, what book did get your vote?
Today is also the day to “Celebrate the Small Things” hosted every Friday by VikLit.
This week I celebrate getting my copy of The Emotion Thesaurus in the mail as well as discovering another book, Revision & Self-Editing, that I am hopeful will move me along on my revising journey.
I hope each of you have a wonderful book-filled weekend reading something you fall in love with.