WonderBook - 2012
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black_cat_5066 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14
orange_bear_565 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99
pink_flamingo_961 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over
violet_butterfly_8881 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 12
marycatlyons thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and under
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“Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.”
“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”
― R.J. Palacio, Wonder
"Let's face it, the universe was not kind to Auggie Pullman." -- Miranda
And still Auggie was able to face the world -- not always an easy thing for him, but he carries it out with intelligence and humor.
The movie is due out in November.
"When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind."
"I don't think we can teach empathy , but we can inspire it ."
- R.J Palacio
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It is about a 5th grader named August "Auggie" who has a facial difference and has been home-schooled for most of his young life. He gets enrolled at a middle school for 5th grade and wants nothing more than to feel normal. Instead Auggie gets bullied for his appearance from his peers and along the way you hear from not only Auggie, but from others who are around him begin to wonder what it means to have empathy and compassion. What it means to be a friend, how to accept your friend, but mostly how to be just "act a little kinder than necessary - the world would be a better place".
A boy named August is homeschooled because he was born with a distorted face. In Grade 5 he goes to school for the first time and makes new friends. And enemies....
August Pullman has facial deformations he was born with. His childhood consisted of many surgeries and hospital visits. But once he reaches the fifth grade, he starts school at Beecher Prep after being homeschooled his whole life. He encounters many different people, like Julian who isn't the nicest to Auggie. The story is written from many different points of view, including students from Auggies school, his older sister, Olivia and her friends, exploring different opinions on the situation.
In this book we follow August as he goes to school for the first time in Grade 5. When August was born, he was born with a facial deformity. Because of this he has never gone to school. You will also be reading about the people around him and their journeys.
12 year old Auggie Pullman is anxious to start school for the first time. His face is deformed, which makes everything a lot harder. Will Auggie be able to get through the year and make friends, despite what he looks like on the inside?
August Pullman is a boy with rare facial problems. As he enters school for the first time at Beecher prep, he meets new friends and gets teased about and bullied just because of his facial deformities. Wonder is an example of the phrase "Don't judge a book by its cover". Read it to find out more about his journey.
Wonder is a heartwarming little novel about ten-year-old Auggie entering a public middle school. The first day of school is terrifying as it is, but imagine this being your first time in public school ever with facial deformities. This is Auggie's tale of coping with his new life and enduring the struggles of middle school.