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R. J. Palacio’s “Wonder” will break your heart, but it will heal it too

Wonder paperback cover, published by Corgi Books, 2013

My name is August.
I won’t describe what I look like.
Whatever you’re thinking,
it’s probably worse

It was this blurb that kept me coming back to this book every time I passed it in Tesco. If I had known the first time I picked it up that this was a story that would make me cry so hard I’d have to stop reading several times, it wouldn’t have ended up back on the shelf. But for many weeks Wonder would avoid the trolley, my brain prioritising food over the non-existent space for another addition to my TBR pile. Until one day, curiosity got the better of me, and Palacio’s novel got through self-checkout and found its way to my bookshelf.