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Book review: "365 Days of Wonder" will inspire you all year

LBJ students are always looking for a great book for nightly reading or SSR, a literary place you can escape to whenever and wherever you find the time. I just finished an amazing book titled "365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts" by author R.J. Palacio.

 

This is a book of precepts -- principles to live by -- that is set up like a daily diary with a quotation for every day of the year.  Along with the precepts are letters and emails from "characters" Summer, Charlotte, Julian, Jack, and Amos, as well as essays from Mr. Browne, an English teacher.

 

Here are some of my favorite quotations:

 

"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."

 

"Just love life and it will love you back."

 

"You're free to make your own choices, but you will never be free of the consequences of those choices."

 

"Life is like a roller coaster with all its ups and downs."

 

Some people may think you have to read "Wonder," an earlier and more traditional young adult novel by R.J. Palacio (the pen name of author Raquel Jaramillo) before you read this "spin-off" book. I don't think so. This book not only keeps me interested in reading; it inspires me as well. I love it!

 

Review written by Alexus Romo, student reporter for the LBJ Howl.

Posted by: Charles Kappus Published:1/25/17
Audience: Charles Kappus and Homepage