Book Review: Pluto

February 25, 2015


Pluto: A Wonder Story
R,J. Palacio
79 pages
Kindle Edition

From the Publisher:
Almost 2 million people have read the New York Times bestseller Wonder and fallen in love with Auggie Pullman. Last year readers were given a special look at another side of his story with The Julian Chapter, and now they’ll get a peek at Auggie’s life before Beecher Prep, with an exclusive new short story told entirely from the point of view of Christopher, Auggie’s oldest friend.
Christopher was Auggie’s best friend from the time they were babies until his family moved away; he was there through all of Auggie’s surgeries and heartbreaks, through bad times and good—like Star Wars marathons and dreams of traveling to Pluto together.  Alternating between childhood flashbacks and the present day, an especially bad day for Christopher,Pluto is the story of two boys grown apart learning that good friendships are worth a little extra effort.

This is a short little “Kindle Single” story.  Easy to pick up and finish in one setting.  I really loved Wonder.  It was probably one of my favorite books I read last year.  I also really enjoyed The Julian Chapter.  I didn’t not love this book, but I didn’t love it either.  Mostly because I really didn’t remember Chris at all from the book Wonder.  I’m still not sure if he is even talked about in the book or not, I would need to re-read Wonder to find out.

I liked the story, and I really liked the ending.  I think if you liked Wonder (and I can’t imagine reading Wonder and not like it) than you should sit down and read this book.  It’s super short and easy.  And really enjoyable, and worth the tiny bit of time.

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