|Genre:||Young Adult, Children Book|
Have you seen a movie trailer and it seemed so promising that even when it was 10pm in the night (oh by the way, I sleep at 10:30pm daily), you got an intense urge to get the book on which the movie is based on? I am referring to the trailer of a yet-to-be-released movie Wonder starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. Do watch it! But even better, read this book. I was so impressed with the storyline and narration that if given a choice, I would have given this book a rating of more than ten on a scale of ten. The book does not have any flowery writing to make reading complicated, the storyline is just perfect and has a simple message to not make others so conscious of anything that they themselves do not have control on. And oh, I am eagerly waiting to see the movie adaptation as well.
The story is of Auggie and the people around him for whom Auggie is the Sun and others are the planets which revolve around him. Still, the book explores each and every character aptly. The best part is that this is not a book of only one person, but of others too who come into contact with him. A rare masterpiece and a debut book at that, which binds the threads and prints of the book so masterfully! It is a book which teaches its readers too a lesson or two in empathy and behavioral aesthetics.
The book is a must read for children and adults like. The quotes mentioned in the book are amazing as well, for example: “When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind”, “Why blend in when you were born to stand out” or “I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”
Post completing this book, I am on the lookout of similar books. Have any suggestions? Please share in the comments below.
In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” –indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
#1 New York Times bestseller
About the author:
Raquel J. Palacio / R. J. Palacio is a pseudonym of: Raquel Jaramillo.
|Book Name:||Artemis Fowl and The Last Guardian
(Artemis Fowl, #8)
When my brother used to read Artemis Fowl, I was never interested since I had once read the book blurb and found it overtly aggressive. However, when I continuously kept on hearing about this book series in book reading communities, I thought of giving this a try and added this in my TBR list. On a recent visit to my parent’s place, I chanced upon Artemis Fowl and The Last Guardian, and even though others dissuaded me to read this since it’s the last book in the series, I couldn’t hold my enthusiasm and finished it in a day’s time.
It is a wonder why Artemis Fowl series is not promoted the way it had been with Harry Potter because it deserves every single credit. While Artemis Fowl was a mere name in TBR couple of days back and I have only read the last book today, I am undoubtedly going to start with the other previously published books of this series. Brilliantly written, with perfect storyline, perfect set of humane characters (ok, apologies on hurting the feelings of pixies, centaurs, gnomes and all others whose names I have missed out -it’s not intentional, I swear), a villain, a hero and lots and lots of magic, what more can one want in a delightful book? Oh my, I am simply gushing over, having just completed the book and not being able to think straight, like drugged with the writings.
All Harry Potter fans out there and even those who are not, be prepared to embark on this wonderful journey. But yes, unlike me, do start from the first book in this series. And keep watching my blog for other books by Eoin Colfer.
Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
Opal Koboi, power-crazed pixie, is plotting to exterminate mankind and become fairy queen.
If she succeeds, the spirits of long-dead fairy warriors will rise from the earth, inhabit the nearest available bodies and wreak mass destruction. But what happens if those nearest bodies include crows, or deer, or badgers – or two curious little boys by the names of Myles and Beckett Fowl?
Yes, it’s true. Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl’s four-year-old brothers could be involved in destroying the human race. Can Artemis and Captain Holly Short of the Lower Elements Police stop Opal and prevent the end of the world
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