Wonder R.J. Palacio

Don't judge a book by it's cover

Summary

August Pullman is a 10 year old kid who lives in New York with his mom, dad, sister, and dog. He has a rare face disease. Auggie has been homeschooled all his life and has just started private school. As Auggie struggles to fit in socially at school, his sister is trying to figure out who she is and where she wants to stand at home and in her school. Auggie faces many difficulties as he tries to grow and be mature. Auggie fortunately makes two good friends. Although there were bumps in the road for Auggie's future he made it all the way through his fifth grade year. He even won an award.

"She said soft words that I know were meant to help me, but words can't change my face" (Palacio 51).

This shows that people judge Auggie to quick. Auggie is a judger and is judged. Many people experience this to. In the end you find out something different.

"Second of all, he's actually a really cool dude" (Palacio 142).

This shows that Jack judged Auggie to soon. He learned the Auggie was a really cool kid. Auggie & Jack even became best friends.

"'Thank you for making me go to school,' I said quietly'" (Palacio 309).

This shows that Auggie is truly thankful that he went to school. He first hated the idea of him at a private school with other kids. Soon after, he realized he shouldn't have judged the school because he really liked it after all.

In life you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover. For example, when you meet a new person they could end up as your best friend, or you are choosing a college/job, or even making choices.

By: Maya Koppisetti

period: 4-5