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02 July 2012

Playlist: Wonder by RJ Palacio

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So, if you've been reading my blog at all, you'll notice that I kind of like the book Wonder by RJ Palacio.  A lot.  I believe I've called it "the best book I've read all year".

A twitter friend (@davidaetkin) mentioned that he had created "The Wonder of Wonder" playlist, and I thought I'd share it with you (if you type his name in the search bar at the top of your iTunes store page, you'll be able to find The Wonder of Wonder by RJ Palacio playlist). 

1.  Wonder by Natalie Merchant
2.  Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day
3.  Space Oddity by David Bowie
4.  Beautiful by Christina Aguilera
5.  Soldier's Joy by Fiddle Fiddle Fiddle
6.  Beautiful Things by Andain
7.  Beautiful Child by the Eurythmics
8.  The Sound of Music as sung by Julie Andrews
9.  The Lonely Goatherd as sung by Julie Andrews
10.  The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side by The Magnetic Fields
11.  Medley:  The Throne Room / End Title (from Star Wars) by John Williams
12.  Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel 
13.  Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie
14.  Kid by Rickulous
15.  Kind and Generous by Natalie Merchant

I think its great because the songs really go with the book and help set the chapter.  Plus, they're just great songs! 

Please don't forget to read my sister's post about her thoughts on Wonder (from 6/28).  

Summary from amazon:
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 New York Times bestseller, 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.

In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

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