My 12 year old niece gave me this book Wonder and asked me to read it so we could go see the movie over break. I told her I definitely would.
She asked me at Christmas, had I "finished the book". I said, "I had not finished".
Or started. Not even the back cover.
We all piled in to the theater and watched the movie, which is a very aspirational family type movie that only a PG rating could deliver. I would recommend it if you have a young person in your life that struggles with fitting in, feeling different, looking different, had a deficiency or a defect, is working to keep up with the social curve, has a big heart, is coming into their own, is ahead of the curve, or is maybe on the other end, and is nasty or a bully or one of those kids that rides the fence between the two worlds depending on the situation.
ie. most any 12-year-old.
She liked the movie too, but said she thought the book had more depth to it.
Good for her.
PS - leaving the theater, couldn't resist...