This is part of the Slice of Life Challenge hosted by the Two Writing Teachers
Just in case you have been disconnected from the Slice of Life Challenge, Twitter and haven't talked to a librarian in the last few weeks watch the video below.
If that disn't suck you in enough to think about reading the book, then check out a few of these fellow slicers/book reviewers to really get you clamoring for a copy.
Goodreads (for cryin' out loud the average rating is 4.56 out of 5. Harry Potter only got a 4.29, To Kill a Mockingbird has a 4.19 and the Great Gatsby eanred a paltry 3.71)
On top of all this gushi-ness, my wife read the book. And she "loved it and very highly recommends the book to children and adults."
So why haven't I jumped onto this bandwagon yet? I think it is because at this point I am bound to be a little disappointed. I most likely made a mistake a few weeks ago by not putting right on top of my too be read stack. The hype machine is now so overwhleming to me that unless it is the GOAT book, I will probably be like these guys.
And from what I can tell, I definitely don't want to feel like Wonder by RJ Palacio is overrated. I want to be able to savor the book. I want to be able to experience it on my own terms. I want to read it with clear eyes and a full heart.
So, I think I need to delay my gratification and wait until summer or maybe even next fall to read this book. Hopefully by then, some new book will be all the rage and I will be able to fully appreciate the wonder of Wonder.