Join us on Donegal’s One Book, One Community reading initiative this Spring. For 2017 we are reading The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis. It’s a gripping tale of a young Afghan girls struggle for survival under Taliban rule. If you’ve read it, please post your thoughts or reviews on the book and join us in our conversation.
Wonder by R. J. Palacio has been selected for Read DL 2015. Read DL is a One Book, One Community initiative which is designed to bring local people together through reading and discussing the same book/author.
Are you reading Wonder?…let us know what you think…details below
My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside.
But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don’t get stared at wherever they go.
Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?
Authors website: R.J. Palacio