Wonder – a review by Kornbluth [Article]

Headbutler, connoiseur Jesse Kornbluth invites your attention to the protagonist of a book by RJ Palacio called “Wonder” that he read lately: “The main character in “Wonder” is an outsider. Auggie Pullman, now 11 and a fifth grader, was born with Treacher-Collins Syndrome, a rare stem cell condition that results in facial deformities — small jaws and cheekbones, distorted ears and poor hearing. Inside, he’s a kid. Outside, he’s a freak.”  The boy has had 27 surgeries, has always been home-schooled and knows his situation exactly: “I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.” A book is on my reading list.