by Haley Roth
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(Note from Laura: Haley is our 7th grader. She loves books as much as I do, and she can speed read like nobody’s business!)
Wonder by R. J. Palacio is an amazing book about how a boy with severe facial deformities deals with entering his first year of mainstream middle school. Told from a variety of perspectives, it shares how a community can come together with compassion and overcome differences.