If you have read the book Wonder, you should remember Mr Browne, Auggie’s 5th grade teacher. Mr Browne shared precepts with his class. Simply put, precepts are “words to live by”. I think we all need a guide or pick me up every once in a while and that is why I love this companion volume. You could easily read it in one sitting or read it every day.
The precepts that author RJ Palacio chose to include in the book are a great mixture of classic thought, new & trendy stuff, and as well as precepts that readers sent to her!
Why I finished the book: The precepts are great, and would be wonderful to share in a class or work environment (as a good example of what the class could do!). Between each month, “Mr Browne”, Auggie’s 5th grade teacher, has a little essay that gives readers background into why he used precepts and updates on some of the characters. I found myself reading a lot of the precepts out loud to my husband. I will probably keep the book close and read on a regular basis.
I’d give it to: Fans of the original book will enjoy it.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars (Really liked it!)
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Review by Jenn, YA Librarian (View all my Goodreads reviews)