Wonder (R.J. Palacio novel)

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Overview[change | change source]

Wonder is a children's novel written by R.J. Palacio. Wonder was ranked #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list.[1] It was also on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list.[2]

This novel is about a boy. This is not a normal boy because of the way he looks (Treacher Collins Syndrome) . He has two or three face surgeries per year. He is normally home-schooled but this year is a little different, he is going to middle school.

The book is in the point of view of different people around Auggie's ( the diagnosed one) life.

Characters[change | change source]

Character Relation to August
Daisy The families pet - a dog, who dies fairly early, but in the end, the family get a new dog, named 'Bear'
(Oli) via August's only sister, who's, despite envious, is very supportive, and protective (which August sometimes describes as over protective)
Isabelle and Nate Pullman August's Parents, who's very protective for him
Jack Will Best friend - despite occasional arguements
Mr Tushman August's headteacher, who is very supportive for him.
Julian Albans The main bully of the book, and doesn't hide his disgust to August, often leaving him hurt.
Summer A very good friend, who was the only person who was willing to sit with him on August's first day
Mrs Garcia Mr Tushman's assistant, who August reports that she has a 'shiny' smile
Mr Browne August's first teacher at Beecher Prep, who wants to give him a really good school-life. August is in awe at his endless chain of precept, learning one every month. It was from this that the author decided to put a precept at the beginning of each point of view.
Edward Another bully, like Julian, who is only introduced during the camp.
Miranda Navas A very good friend of August, despite Via and her falling out. She is the one who gave August her astronaut helmet, which he wore for 2 years in a row without taking it off...
Ella Via's good friend ; no relation to August whatsoever

References[change | change source]

  1. New York Times best seller list of June 2013
  2. "Texas Bluebonnet awards Master list 2014" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2014-03-06.