Have you ever felt like you don’t fit in with everyone else?
Maybe you’ve found yourself wondering what it truly means to be normal in this crazy world?
For young August, the protagonist of this charming novel, the idea of trying to fit in is something that feels a million miles away from the realms of possibility. Palacio’s wonderfully written book ties together multiple narrative perspectives and provides an insight into the lives of a group of young people who are all connected by the arrival of a newcomer to their school. August, in his own words, is not an ordinary kid on the outside, but that doesn’t mean that he is any different to the rest of us on the inside.
Having recently been released as a major motion picture, I hope that the beautiful narrative and underlying message of this fantastic book gets the wider attention it deserves. (4)
By PSY 23
Published in Weed World Magazine Issue 133