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Wonder | Book Review

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YOU CAN’T BLEND IN, WHEN YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT.

Wonder is a heart-warming book by R.J. Palacio. It shares the story of how a young boy called August Pullman, goes to school for the first time. August was born with a facial disorder, causing him to have over 30 different operations on his face. This problem sadly brings him to be reacted to and judged in various ways.

On his first day of school for a tour, in the summer holidays, he gets to meet 3 students who would be studying in his class: Jack Will, Charlotte and Julian. Julian, treats him harshly and questions him bitterly about his looks, saying it looks as though he was in a fire and his face had melted. However, he makes a particular friendship with Jack Will, who decides to defend him from the accusations made about his face. 

Unfortunately, this bond does not last very long, as August finds out that his one and only friend despises him. Luckily, a girl called Summer, who isn’t even in his class becomes friends with him and helps him in difficult situations.

Horribly, on his 3 days trip away from home, kids from other schools bully him, however, he is helped by others from his school that had never even spoken to him before. This shows how those who didn’t take him as a friend still liked him and looked after him. 

This is one of August prefects after going to school.

Everyone deserves a standing ovation because we all overcometh the world.” By Auggie.

This is one of my favorite books and is very heart-touching and emotional. Also, I liked how the author had shown everything in different characters’ perspectives to tell you why and what they were trying to do.

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  1. A very well written review of the book “Wonder”. Did you know this amazing book has also turned into a film? however, we recommend reading the book first before watching the movie.

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