Yep, I finally caved and bought/read both Wonder by RJ Palacio and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Ironically (?) both the main characters in these books share a common name...August and Augustus. Is there something in this name that makes the characters so powerful? I tend to resist reading highly recommended new books. This is why I put of reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn until a long, sleepless night in college. If only I had listened to my mother all those years ago! (She doesn't read my blog, so I am safe saying that she was right all along!)
So after reading all of the blog post commending these two books, I decided to purposefully not read them. I mean, I don't want to be like everyone else...right? WRONG! What is wrong with me! I finally caved on Sunday night and ordered them on my IPad.