Book choice for April 2016

Wonder [suggested by Noel Fagan]

Wonder

'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? [Product description from Amazon]

The book has its own Wikipedia page.

About the Author

Author's website.

 

Shortlisted for this month

The book selector for the month can choose up to three books for nomination. This month, Noel's other choices were:

The Truth About These Strange Times

The Truth About These Strange Times

This was actually nominated and selected for reading in May 2013 (details at that link), and so would have been an invalid choice had it been voted in.

There's an unwritten club rule that we only ever read a book once, so nominators should please check the league table before nominating a book (because obviously my memory is no longer up to spotting a repeat from the 109 books we've read so far - at time of writing).

 

 

 

The Eyre Affair

The Eyre Affair

Meet Thursday Next, literary detective without equal, fear or boyfriend.

There is another 1985, where London’s criminal gangs have moved into the lucrative literary market, and Thursday Next is on the trail of the new crime wave’s MR Big.

Acheron Hades has been kidnapping certain characters from works of fiction and holding them to ransom. Jane Eyre is gone. Missing.

Thursday sets out to find a way into the book to repair the damage. But solving crimes against literature isn’t easy when you also have to find time to halt the Crimean War, persuade the man you love to marry you, and figure out who really wrote Shakespeare’s plays.

Perhaps today just isn’t going to be Thursday’s day. Join her on a truly breathtaking adventure, and find out for yourself. Fiction will never be the same again ... [Product description from Amazon]

The book has its own Wikipedia page.

About the Author

Author's website.
Author's Wikipedia page.

 

 

 

 

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