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Reviews by Tag: overcoming adversity

Teen Review
R. J. Palacio
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Auggy was born with a facial deformity that has always prevented him from attending public school. But now, after many surgeries, he is able to be in the 5th grade. He is just an ordinary kid with an extraordinary face. How can he convince his classmates that he is just like them despite what he looks like?

I'd recommend it without hesitation to most middle grade readers, girls or boys, even those who may not normally pick up realistic fiction.