Auggie & Me by Raquel J. Palacio
What the Publisher says about the book: Wonder tells the story of Auggie Pullman: an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him. Auggie & Me is a new side to the Wonder story: three new chapters from three different characters – bully Julian, oldest friend Christopher and classmate Charlotte – giving an insight into how Auggie has touched their own lives.
What I Thought: This book is life changing just like Wonder! (more…)
Wonder by Raquel J. Palacio
What the Publisher says about the book: August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?
What I Thought: Life changing, amazing, 3rd favourite book of all time, must read, all things to say about Wonder. Have you ever wondered about how it feels being the odd one out at school? This is a book about how he deals with it and it also gives you some insights in to how he has dealt with it. It has different stories from different people including Auggie, Summer and Via.
It is beautifully written, emotive and has an amazing life lesson. This is the first in a set of two. The other book is Auggie and me (below), although the stories of Auggie and me can be bought separately. One of the saddest parts is when Daisy, (full name Darth Daisy) gets put down and they get a new dog called Bear. It was written well because after the sadness of this event there was happiness at the end. It shows you how hard it is to lose a pet; Daisy was always there for him, to give him a lick, to give him a hug. WARNING: When reading have a massive box of tissues next to you or your house will flood of tears!
I am looking forward to the movie in 2017….
Score: 4½/5 cowbells
My recommended age range: 9- ∞ years old
I love ice cream and it is so easy to make. I made it with an ice cream maker but you could just make one without. Also please only make if you have a massive sweet tooth.
Vanilla ice cream
Chocolate covered popping candy
- Leave ice cream out for a few minutes to soften.
- Add ingredients and mix until even.
- Freeze and enjoy!
Australia vs Argentina: The ultimate match for the Rugby Championships!
This weekend, I went to Twickenham Stadium to Watch Australia vs Argentina. It was a great match where Australia won 33-21. It was a brilliant match!
Pubs full of appreciation,
Homes full of joy,
The marching band stopped and
Waited until the time came to ploy.
Sitting in a high spot,
My belly full of pie,
Full of muse,
We waited without a fuss.
When finally ready to start,
The huddle came apart,
And sang a song,
It didn’t take long,
For them to start to play.