WonderBook - 2012
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Fiction. Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be... Read More »
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Mr_Asian__jr thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 99
black_cat_5066 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14
orange_bear_565 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99
pink_flamingo_961 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over
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“Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.”
“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”
― R.J. Palacio, Wonder
"Let's face it, the universe was not kind to Auggie Pullman." -- Miranda
And still Auggie was able to face the world -- not always an easy thing for him, but he carries it out with intelligence and humor.
The movie is due out in November.
"When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind."
"I don't think we can teach empathy , but we can inspire it ."
- R.J Palacio
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Wonder is a book about the difficulties August Pullman encountered when he went into school as a middle schooler for the first time, as well as the supporting friendships he made from it. August was born with facial differences, which made kids run away from him and made others stare whenever he was in public. As he started school for the first time, he faced more blatant bullying from his classmates, especially Julian; he was called mean names, given mean notes in his locker, and was made fun of solely because of his looks. However, August also met some really nice classmates, Summer and Jack. Summer sat next to August at lunch on his first day of school, and the two of them quickly became good friends; later, Jack and August also became good friends. Although Julian turned the school against Jack for being friends with August and started bullying him, Jack chose to continue being friends with August because he knew it was the right thing to do. In the end, August found that despite Julian’s attempts to bring him down, he was supported by his classmates, who had all come to accept him for who he was and realizing that he was just like everyone else regardless of his facial differences.
My favorite part of Wonder is when August’s classmates stood up for him for the first time when he was bullied by seventh graders on their camping trip. His classmates who stood up for him were previously Julian’s friends who did not try to protect August from being bullied in school before, since they wanted to be liked by Julian. However, this change in them showed that they chose kindness over popularity and saw who August really was rather than judging him from merely his looks. -Jocelyn
I would rate this book a 100/100 this book is really and sad at the same time. If you pay attention to the book then this book will make you cry. The author makes you reflect on how you treat other people. What i liked about this book is that you can reflect on how you treat other people and act with people just like you and different then you. That you should be careful on what you say and act because words/actions hurt you know especially if you are different. I didn’t dislike anything of this book i loved reading these types of books sad and emotional. I would recommend this book to my godsister she is like me we enjoy these types of books that make you reflect and make you a better person. A little boy that is ten years old and he’s not like the other ten years old like him. The main character is August "Auggie" Pullman. Auggie has something called facial deformity. And the following characters are
Via Pullman. ...
Isabel Pullman. ...
Nate Pullman. ...
Jack Will. ...
Summer Dawson. ...
Julian Albans. ...
READ THE BOOK!!!!!
It is about a 5th grader named August "Auggie" who has a facial difference and has been home-schooled for most of his young life. He gets enrolled at a middle school for 5th grade and wants nothing more than to feel normal. Instead Auggie gets bullied for his appearance from his peers and along the way you hear from not only Auggie, but from others who are around him begin to wonder what it means to have empathy and compassion. What it means to be a friend, how to accept your friend, but mostly how to be just "act a little kinder than necessary - the world would be a better place".
A boy named August is homeschooled because he was born with a distorted face. In Grade 5 he goes to school for the first time and makes new friends. And enemies....
August Pullman has facial deformations he was born with. His childhood consisted of many surgeries and hospital visits. But once he reaches the fifth grade, he starts school at Beecher Prep after being homeschooled his whole life. He encounters many different people, like Julian who isn't the nicest to Auggie. The story is written from many different points of view, including students from Auggies school, his older sister, Olivia and her friends, exploring different opinions on the situation.
In this book we follow August as he goes to school for the first time in Grade 5. When August was born, he was born with a facial deformity. Because of this he has never gone to school. You will also be reading about the people around him and their journeys.
12 year old Auggie Pullman is anxious to start school for the first time. His face is deformed, which makes everything a lot harder. Will Auggie be able to get through the year and make friends, despite what he looks like on the inside?
August Pullman is a boy with rare facial problems. As he enters school for the first time at Beecher prep, he meets new friends and gets teased about and bullied just because of his facial deformities. Wonder is an example of the phrase "Don't judge a book by its cover". Read it to find out more about his journey.