Friday, January 11, 2013

Books that Touch Your Soul

There are some books that you read that you will never forget. In high school, I read Bridge to Terabithia. I remember finishing the last page, and just sitting there for an hour thinking and absorbing all that I had just read.

The most recent books I have read is Wonder by R.J. Palacio and Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman. Each of these really made me think and honestly changed the way I think.

 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 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.

Shawn McDaniel's life is not what it may seem to anyone looking at him. He is glued to his wheelchair, unable to voluntarily move a muscle—he can't even move his eyes. For all Shawn's father knows, his son may be suffering. Shawn may want a release. And as long as he is unable to communicate his true feelings to his father, Shawn's life is in danger.
To the world, Shawn's senses seem dead. Within these pages, however, we meet a side of him that no one else has seen—a spirit that is rich beyond imagining, breathing life.

Is there is book that has changed your soul??

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