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Archive for 22/07/2019

Wonder – R.J. Palacio

Born with several genetic abnormalities, 10-year-old August Pullman, called Auggie, dreams of being “ordinary.” Inside, he knows he’s like every other kid, but even after 27 surgeries, the central character of “Wonder” bears facial disfigurations so pronounced that people who see him for the first time do “that look-away thing” — if they manage to hide their shock and horror.

“Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse,” he says of his face as the book begins. He’s used to the stares and mean comments, but he’s still terrified to learn that his parents have gotten him into middle school at Beecher Prep and want him to go there rather than be home-schooled. But they persuade him to give it a try — and by the time this rich and memorable first novel by R. J. Palacio is over, it’s not just Auggie but everyone around him who has changed.

New York Times


My sister’s keeper – Jodi Picoult

Anna has been genetically engineered as the

ultimate sibling for her seriously ill sister, Kate.

Unfortunately, the cord blood donated at birth is not enough to stem the leukaemia for long.

How much more will it take to save Kate and how strong are the bonds of sisterly love?

While Anna engages the services of a lawyer to state her case, older brother Jesse is going seriously off the rails

committing acts of arson to ease his pain and parents Sara and Brian are trying to make sense of the cruel blow they have

been dealt.

Jodi Picoult

Cinderella (movie)

The lion king (movie)

Aladdin (movie)

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