This image contains: me, smiling.Book Review: 365 Days of Wonder


365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Brown’s Book of Precepts

by R. J. Palacio

Copyright 2014.


This is a companion book to Wonder, which I reviewed here. Mr. Brown, August’s English teacher, gives his fifth grade students a saying or “precept” each month and asks them to write about it. He has compiled a book of these precepts for each day of the year. The book includes vignettes by Mr. Brown in which he reflects on one or more of his precepts plus letters and essays from his students.

I like the way an issue not closed in Wonder is resolved in this book. All of us at any age can relate to many of the precepts. In fact, they could be used as writing prompts for adults.


Note: a slightly longer version of the above was published on my blog several years ago. Please feel free to share and comment from there. You can also email me your thoughts via my contact form. One way or another, I hope to hear from you.