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WONDER is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial deformity, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. The thing is, Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?
Wonder was a good book with lots of messages hidden inside. Dont judge a book by it's cover
Don't judge a bot by its cover.
Augst(Auggie) is born with disability. For his whole life, he was home schooled. And now, he is going to a real school. He is going to face all sorts of trouble he never thought about. A brilliant and heart warming stroy about a ten year old boy
Its about a kid who struggles more with the tribulations of society more then the majority do. I grew to have strong feelings for the characters in this book and in total it took me only 1 day to read it. It's a great book that has a happy ending. It makes you smile and frown, it also makes you reflect about the things you can change and devalope a better mind set.
Wonder, written by R.J. Palacio, tells of the heartwarming tale of a 10-year-old boy who is born with severe facial deformities. Published by Random House Childrens Books in 2012, this fiction novel set in the present day has received much praise for its outstanding storyline and the emotional journey it takes the readers on.
August Pullman has never been to school before due to the fact that his face is completely deformed. He has gone through twenty-seven surgeries just to try and fix some of the problems, but still he looks not much different. On his first day at school, so many people are scared and horrified and some scream and run away. The book explores the complex interactions that August experiences as he conquers his fears in fifth grade and struggles to gain the acceptance of other students. This not only looks at his perspective, but also reflects the perspectives of his friends and family.
This novel is written from different perspectives in that six different narrators give their own individual views of what they are experiencing and feeling. This gives the reader a special insight into how compassionate and caring some children can be, but also how mean others are at the same time. It highlights the issues associated with bullies, which contrasts sharply with the generous spirit of the other children. It is a book that will make the reader laugh, and also shed a few tears, warm hearts and pass on complex, positive messages.
My favourite character in this book would have to be Summer because she is someone who doesn't care what August looks like. She looks for the good in people's hearts, and no matter what doesn't let others influence her in any way. What I enjoyed most about the novel was the fact that it really connected with the reader and put us into the shoes of the different narrators depicted.
The language and problems encountered in Wonder are suitable for all ages, yet the issues that arise are relevant to all. Parents and children will be engaged when reading this novel, and will gain enormously by discussing the problems and attitudes that August encounters. Yes it is a fictional novel with a message, but it also provokes us to reflect on ourselves and our attitudes to others around us, and how we can learn to be more caring, tolerant and understanding in dealing with those with special needs, and also others in our wider community. I would strongly recommend this book to everyone, as this is truly an inspiring and creative novel.
"I know I'm not a ordinary ten year old kid.. I feel ordinary. Inside.But I know ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in play grounds. I know ordinary kids don't get stared out wherever they go."
The fictional novel, Wonder, by R.J Palacio is based on the experiences of Auggie, a ten year old boy who is born with a terrible facial abnormality. It was published in 2012 by Random House and went on to win the NAIBA Book of the year for Middle School Readers Iater that same year.
The book is written in the first person by Auggie. The little boy is a very likeable main character. However, due to his abnormal facial features he finds it very difficult to approach people and interact with them.
Although Auggie is home schooled by his mother for five years, in year 5 his parents decide to take him to Breecher prep high, a school nearby. This is his first time in a mainstream school and all he wants to do is be accepted for who he is and not what he looks like. The way Auggie is treated at school and his reactions give the reader a real insight into all the challenges he faces.Will he finally be accepted or is he doomed to a life of rejection?
Wonder is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. Readers will shed tears for Auggie and the cruelty he faces, but they will also smile or laugh during the funny moments. It is a book for middle school students as it deals with themes like rejection, cruelty and the need to be accepted, which is so important to many teenagers. The book will inspire readers to look beyond the surface and not to judge others based on what they look like on the outside.
Wonder is about a boy named August Pullman who is a "medical wonder". He is 10 years old and has already had 27 surgeries on his face. Auggie has been home-schooled up until now, he is starting year 5 at Beecher Prep, as he faces the difficult dramas at school, he makes some great friends and accomplishes many things. R.J Palacio,the author, writes with great description and emotion. As I read Wonder, I couldn't stop crying. I didn't want to put the book down. R.J Palacio wrote this book because she has once encountered a little girl with a face like Auggie's and felt so terrible about the way her children reacted. Even though this book is fiction the one part where they are at the ice-cream shop is true.