Yes, Wonder is a children's book, but I like kids' books. I've read a lot of them with the kids I work with and since Wonder was named one of the best 100 children's books ever, I wanted to read it. Truthfully, I don't think it's the best--my favorite children's book is Bridge to Terabithia-- but Wonder was pretty good. It's the story of a boy with a severe facial deformity facing his first year in school--middle school, which is tough enough for most kids to get through. The story is predictable--Auggie is bullied but gets through it and becomes everyone's pal. The best part the addendum from Justin's--the bad guy's--point of view. Your children would enjoy this book and its message.
I absolutely loved Richman's The Lost Wife so I was excited to see that she had a new book out. I was disappointed. The plot seemed predictable (That must be my word for the month) and I had the feeling she wrote this one in a hurry to capitalize on the success of her last one. B+.