Wonder Readalikes

Rules by Cynthia Lord: Catherine, a twelve-year-old girl whose younger brother is autistic, dreams of a normal life. When she goes with her brother to his therapy appointment, she befriends a boy in a wheelchair who communicates through word cards. Catherine struggles internally about whether she should choose a friend who can share in all of her favorite activities or if she should choose her new friend.


Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper: Melody, a fifth-grade girl with cerebral palsy, is quite brilliant but since she is not able to speak she is considered unintelligent. However, she discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. While learning how to communicate on her own, she struggles to navigate school and friends.


Restart by Gordon Korman: A middle school boy named Chase has a normal life until he falls off the roof. When he awakes he has lost all of his memories. He returns to school and his classmates' reactions give him clues about who he was before the accident. Can he turn over a new leaf or will he go back to his old self?

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