This book is amazing, powerful, and a must read for all ages, not just kids. I believe the imagery that accompanies the text will have huge impact—I had a knot in my stomach just about the whole way through and I mean that In the very best way. Wow is RJ Palacio talented!
I also just want to say that these reviews should be written for the content in the book. Please stop reviewing things like the binding!!!! Readers need to know whether or not the story is compelling and not whether the book is made of paper. Grrr. If you are upset about the quality of the binding or packaging or anything unrelated to the actual art, write the publisher or Amazon. Giving the book a rating based on paper quality doesn’t help reader consumers looking for an excellent book to read. And, it totally does a disservice to the author.