The Wonder Chronicles

February 14, 2016

In Honor of The Forth Anniversary of Wonder, The Wonder Chronicles wants to recognize this book for being something people with a facial deformity, help them understand that they are no different than any other human.

Who is R.j. Palacio?

She was born in Queens and her parents

were always reading books. When she

isn't writing, she is drawing, she is also

a photographic designer. She spends a

lot of time at the community bookstore.

Her favorite city day trip is the American

Museum of Natural History and the

Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has

written 9 books in the wonder series.

Her favorite book is Wonder. The event

that gave her the idea to write Wonder

was, five years ago. She took her son for

ice cream and when she sat down with her

3 year old, she realized that there was a

girl sitting next to them with a face

deformity. When her son noticed, he

started to cry. She hurried out of the shop,

but later felt bad about it. That is how her

idea for the book came to be. She decided

to write about a boy with a face deformity.

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The Boy Who Everyone Talked About....

August Pullman (Auggie) who is ten years old was born with a condition. It makes him have some physical face features that makes his face look different from every other normal ten year old kid. This disease is called a face deformity. At first he was terrified to go to school or to even meet the kids, because of how he has seen people look at him before. He realized that it may not be as bad as he thought. He has been home schooled his whole life.

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Just a Boy Who Only Wanted to be Seen as Normal.....

The realistic fiction novel that I chose to read was Wonder by R.J Palacio. The main character August Pullman (also known as Auggie) who is ten years old was born with a condition. It makes him have some physical face features that makes his face look different from every other normal ten year old kid. His disease is called a face deformity. School is hard enough for any kid, but when you get bullied for something that you were born with makes it even harder.
At first he was terrified to go to school or to even meet the kids, because of how he has seen people look at him before. After meeting the kids, principal, and other faculty members of the school, he realized that it may not be as bad as he thought. He had never been in school before because his parents were trying to protect him by homeschooling him, but now since he is getting older his parents feel he should start. He knew that there would be obstacles like (Jullian) the bully, but he decided he wanted to go. He meets Jack who realizes that Auggie is cool, smart, and fun to be with. Some other people he also meets are Maya, who was rude towards him. After Auggie took it as a joke, she saw that he was a kind person and a sweet boy. There is also another main character named Summer, she sits with Auggie at lunch, but most of the kids in their school don't get why such a nice girl would sit with him at lunch.
Later on Auggie comes to find out that Jack only hung out and was friends with him because the principal had told him to do so. Jack realizes that he was a jerk and wants Auggie to forgive him. Later, when a bunch of kids gang up on Auggie and they caused a confrontation, Jack is the one who steps in and stops it defending Auggie. At the end of the story his classmates realize that Auggie is no different from the rest of them. The book is titled wonder because after Auggie graduates, while him and his mom were walking home he hugs her and she says to him "You really are a wonder, Auggie. You are a wonder."

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What is the Most Important Lesson

The most important lesson

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From a Different Point of View

  • ​​​Me- Hi, Julian. It's a pleasure to be able to talk with you today.
  • Julian- Same here. So let's get started.
  • ​Me- Ok, so when you first met Auggie what did you think?
  • Julian- When I first met Auggie, I was so curious about his face.
  • ​Me- Were you trying to be mean? When you asked him "So, what's the deal with your face?"
  • Julian- No, at least I don't think so. I was curious so that's how i asked him. I wanted to know.
  • ​Me- Are you usually argumentative with your classmates, like you were with Charlotte?
  • Julian- Well, when I am right and they are wrong. Yes. But not intentional. I just want to make my point most of the time.
  • Me- Oh, When you toured Auggie throughout the school, were you trying to make a bad impression about the teachers, so he wouldn't come to the school?
  • Julian- No I was telling him the truth about the teacher, that she was strict and especially when it comes to math.
  • Me- Why were you so mean to Auggie?
  • Julian- I was mean because I didn't like him at all.
  • ​Me- Why not?
  • Julian- I didn't like him because he looked weird and was different than everyone.
  • Me- Why did you lie and go around telling everyone that Auggie punched you and he had emotional issues?
  • Julian- I already told you, I didn't like him, so I didn't want anyone else to like him either.
  • ​Me- Were you jealous that he has friends?
  • Julian- No! I just didn't like that's all so I didn't want him to have ANY.
  • Me- Well it was nice meeting you. Thank you for coming in.
  • Julian- Nice meeting you too. Your welcome, see you next time.

Rating of the Novel

On a scale from 1- 10, The rate this book should be given is an 100. This book is deserves way more than 10 stars. Anyone and everyone should read this book. This book can teach you a lot. It can also help you be kinder to other people. It can show you how the person who is being bullied feels. It can also teach you other things like morals, lessons about life and family. Anyone who has read this book knows what an impact it can make on your life, whether being in this kind of situation or not.

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Just a Boy Who Only Wanted to be Seen as Normal

The realistic fiction novel that I chose to read was Wonder by R.J Palacio. The main character August Pullman (also known as Auggie) who is ten years old was born with a condition. It makes him have some physical face features that makes his face look different from every other normal ten year old kid. His disease is called a face deformity. School is hard enough for any kid, but when you get bullied for something that you were born with makes it even harder.


At first he was terrified to go to school or to even meet the kids, because of how he has seen people look at him before. After meeting the kids, principal, and other faculty members of the school, he realized that it may not be as bad as he thought. He had never been in school before because his parents were trying to protect him by homeschooling him, but now since he is getting older his parents feel he should start. He knew that there would be obstacles like (Jullian) the bully, but he decided he wanted to go. He meets Jack who realizes that Auggie is cool, smart, and fun to be with. Some other people he also meets are Maya, who was rude towards him. After Auggie took it as a joke, she saw that he was a kind person and a sweet boy. There is also another main character named Summer, she sits with Auggie at lunch, but most of the kids in their school don't get why such a nice girl would sit with him at lunch.


Later on Auggie comes to find out that Jack only hung out and was friends with him because the principal had told him to do so. Jack realizes that he was a jerk and wants Auggie to forgive him. Later, when a bunch of kids gang up on Auggie and they caused a confrontation, Jack is the one who steps in and stops it defending Auggie. At the end of the story his classmates realize that Auggie is no different from the rest of them. The book is titled wonder because after Auggie graduates, while him and his mom were walking home he hugs her and she says to him "You really are a wonder, Auggie. You are a wonder."