I had avoided picking up Wonder, because it came so highly recommended by… well… everyone. But, after hitting Scholastic’s warehouse sale, I found it there for 50% off, and I’m a sucker for a deal. So I picked it (and a jillion other books) up. When I got home, I made a pile of the books I was going to read, in order, and stuck Wonder at the bottom. I just didn’t think it could live up to the hype.
But, eventually, I made it through that pile of books and all that was left was wonder. That one blue eye staring at me. Daring me to pick it up.
So I did.
And I couldn’t.put.it.down. I was up entirely too late that night, absorbed in the story, the varying viewpoints, and the struggles that the characters faced. I didn’t finish it that night though, because well, I am five and a half months pregnant, and middle school teacher’s start early. So I forced myself to put it down.
The next day, I looked at it, and found that I was unable to pick it up. I had but a few chapters left, but I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t make myself pick that book up and finish it. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to August, Via and everyone else. So it sat.
For a couple days. But I did eventually pick it up and finish it.
And now I’m sad. Because it’s been a week, I still miss them, and I haven’t found a new book to suck me in.
What are YOU reading?