Meet in the lobby of Russell Library where we will go off-site for a short walk and discuss the 2018 One Book on the Riverbend title, Wonder. Grab your water bottle, lace up your sneakers and join us! Gentle pace and great discussion!
The book begins with, 'My name is August. I won't describe to you what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.”
Auggie is ten years old and wants to be just like everyone else.
He is, however, far from ordinary. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, he has been home-schooled by his parents his entire life in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, Auggie's parents are sending him to a real school. Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches, Wonder is a frank, funny, moving debut to be read in one sitting, passed along to others, and remembered long after the final page.
Discussion will be led by Christy Billings, Chair of One Book on the Riverbend.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org (860) 347-2528 Ext 160
Copies of Wonder are available for checkout. This is a One Book on the Riverbend 2018 event. It is sponsored through a Middletown Rotary Grant and by The Friends of the Russell Library