Wonder, by R J Palacio

  • Publication Date: September 26, 2017
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Movie: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 1524720194
  • ISBN-13: 9781524720193

WHAT’S THE STORY?

August Pullman is a fifth-grade boy with a severe facial difference. His loving parents and sister have shielded him from many outside influences before WONDER begins; he’s been homeschooled up until that point, for example. But at the start of the book, his mother has decided that it’s time for Auggie to brave a real school experience. Auggie is upset and afraid to face the kids’ reactions to his appearance, but there’s also part of him that wants to do “normal” things. The director of his new school, Mr Tushman, introduces Auggie to a small group of students before school starts, thinking this will help ease the transition. Whereas some of the students Auggie meets are accepting and kind, others are a bit put off by him, and still, others are downright cruel. The novel follows Auggie’s first year of middle school from beginning to end. It’s a year in which Auggie experiences the best and the worst of human nature and a year of tremendous emotional growth for him.

 

One Comment

  1. Wonder, by RJ Palacio

    Book review by Tanaya Mehta, 7A

    This is one of my favourite books.

    August Pullman is deformed child, and it shows how everyone is mean to him, but as they get to know him, their opinions change or turn around. He was born to stand out.

    This book really touched me and I should be thankful to have a good life. As there are many people like August are deserves a chance in the world. I love this book and I will never stop reading it.

    This book is about friendship and equality.

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