Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Such is the message of Wonder by R.J.Palacio, and book fairies had the pleasure of hiding copies of this wonderful story of acceptance.
Book fairies in the UK and the Netherlands had the treat of hiding this book on World Kindness Day.
About the book:
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face.
WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
Wonder hides in the UK
The UK book fairies were delighted to dress up these beautiful paperbacks and find great places to hide them! From London to Manchester, Devon to Edinburgh, this beautiful little book made quite a splash.
Wonder hides in the Netherlands
A Dutch book fairy had the chance to hide copies in Amsterdam, choosing perfect spots in cafes for a lucky finder to stumble upon a copy! R.J.Palacio included Amsterdam in a recent author tour so it was just perfect!
We love hearing from those who find the books we hide! This one has a very special message, too.
Were you lucky enough to find one?
If you found a copy, please let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org or share a pic on social media using #ibelieveinbookfairies! If you did not find a book but LOVE the idea of reading Wonder by R.J.Palacio, then you can grab your own copy from Hive Books here.
Would you like to be a book fairy?
Anyone can join The Book Fairies! All you need is to get hold of some official stickers here, pop them on the books you want to hide, maybe add some ribbon, and off you go! Make sure to use #ibelieveinbookfairies so we can follow your book fairy story!