Wonder by R.J. Palacio

March 19, 2012 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Summary:
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 seen as just another student.


Reviews:
He walks alone, but not alone. He has braved things so horrifying that all we can do is say “wow.” He doesn’t have many friends. His face is deformed. His name is August…and he is a wonder.
I just described August Pullman as best as I could without giving too much away. He is a remarkable character and puts a unique spin on the book. Wonder is about August entering a school for the first time in his life. He is different, but determined to show the students he is like them.
I think Wonder is a very good book. The fact that the chapters are two pages long makes it special, in a one-of-a-kind way. The characters are so believable, I almost know them! It has all of the elements of an OPLbery winner, and I’m inclined to think that no matter what other OPLbery books I read, none will quite top this. I’m voting for this ‘til the end. I hope you read the for-sure OPLbery winner!
-Maggie

I think that this book is great! It definitely deserves the OPLbery award. It is about a boy who looks different from other 10 year old boys. His parents have been home schooling him for his whole life. Then he starts 5th grade and he goes to an actual school. While going there he learns about the pros and cons of having his face and going to school.
For me this book is a 10 out of 10. It explains a lot about how people like this feel and it makes you feel bad for them. If other people read this, I bet they will feel how I felt while reading this book. Thumbs up!
-Elena

This book is about a deformed boy who is entering school for the first time in his life. He is a fifth grader, and he worries that no one will talk to him because of his face. I thought that this book is okay, and doesn’t deserve to be eliminated immediately. However, I don’t think that it is good enough to win.
-Skyler

Wonder is a about a boy who has a facial deformity and is starting his first year of public school. Auggie, the boy, has a good sister that’s older than him and shares his feelings. I liked Wonder because it was a very touching story and a page turner with fun and sad stories. I could relate to Auggie because he had been home schooled like me.
-Elliot

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