One Book On the RiverbendWonder by R.J. Palacio

2018 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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 be remembered long after the final page.

Events

Book Talk With a Walk

Mondays during June, July and August
@ 12PM-1PM
Weather Permitting
Lobby

Meet in the lobby of Russell Library where we will go off-site for a short walk and discuss books!
Grab your water bottle, lace up your sneakers and join us! Gentle pace and great discussion!
It is not necessary to have read the book. Come join us and hear about new titles and feel free to share books you love.

June : Previous One Book on the Riverbend titles!

6/18/18 Ready Player One
6/25/18 The Art of Racing in the Rain

July: Previous One Book on the Riverbend titles!

July 2nd No Discussion
7/9/18 Unbroken
7/16/18 To Kill A Mockingbird
7/23/18 The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow
7/30/18 Boys in the Boat

August: Previous One Book Titles

8/6/18 Water For Elephants
8/13/18 The Soloist
8/20/18 Tuesdays With Morrie
8/27/18 The Kite Runner

Discussion will be led by Christy Billings, Chair of One Book on the Riverbend.
Contact info: cbillings@russelllibrary.org (860) 347-2528 Ext 160
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

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