Wonder

by R.J. Palacio

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About the Book

Wonder is a realistic fiction novel about a boy, August, who has a deformity in his facial area. it's an extremely well-written book in which it switches from point of views throughout. Now then, back to the point. The main character, August, who's nickname is "Auggie," is going to school for the first time after being homeschooled for so long. He soon begins attending Beecher Prep, a well-respected school in which almost everyone there has been since kindergarten. He soon befriends a boy named Jack, and they are bonded close. In this new school, he has a lot of trouble with the other students, they pester him, make fun of him, and make him feel utterly horrid. I mean, how would you like it if people made fun of you for your appearance? It's not funny, dude. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants realism, action, and fun. It's awesome! I mean if you were Auggie, how would you feel? Yeah, I know, really upset and self-conscious. Will Auggie be able to end the bullyIng? Will he get more friends and ally up? You'll never know unless you READ READ READ this book!

Reviews

I've been reading all year and this is by far my favourite book so far. The Telegraph, a UK newspaper/online magazine rates it 4.5/5 stars. "Wonder builds to a sweeping, uplifting finale." These are the words of Martin Chilton, the author of the review.

How Many Copies?

Wonder has all around sold 3 million copies around North America. In 2012-2013 it sold it's first million copies within a year of it's release. That's pretty amazing, if I do say so myself.

Bullies

August is bullied, pushed around, and made fun of. That's not exactly a good time. I mean, how would you feel if you we're in his shoes? This book sets a powerful theme in the state of being nice to others. Not because of their looks, but because they're actually a nice person.