“Read Aloud. This book is a wonder! What does it mean to be an outcast? This question has been considered many times before, but never so well for young adults. Palacio writes in first person of August Pullman, a boy who goes to school for the first time in 5th grade and faces incredible challenges to being considered a normal member of his class. But the true magic of this book is her first person accounts of those in his life who are closest to him. We sympathize with the sister who loves her brother, but has to deal with always being in his shadow because of his special needs. And we come to understand his best friends' challenges of hanging with the outcast. And most importantly, we, like his friends, come to love Auggie for being a great kid, without pity or condescension. A must read!”Yosemite009 wrote this review 6 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What a great book. I read this because my daughter was reading it for school. I would recommend this book to everyone.”Donna Zadunajsky wrote this review 6 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm almost done with this and by far it's really interesting story and it's also very creative”jun wrote this review 6 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ In R.J. Palacio's novel Wonder, a 10-year-old boy named August has a drastic facial deformity which prevented him from attending public school until the fifth grade since he had to have minor surgeries every few months to try to undo the damage done to his face at birth. August's parents decide it would be good for August to go to public school to learn all the things his parents cannot teach him. When he gets to the school a month early to take a tour of the campus, the principle of Beecher Prep introduces him to three students who will help him learn the ropes- Jack Will, Charlotte, and Julian. On his tour, Charlotte is polite but not exactly friendly, Jack Will is open and welcoming, but Julian is rude. This is where the main conflict emerges- throughout the rest of the story, through the troubles of starting a new school where everyone treats him like a leper, and through the cruelty of children wherever he goes, August has to learn about fitting in and also about the kids who genuinely are his friends. This story focuses on acceptance of others, fitting in in a cruel group of kids, and not judging a book by its cover. ”Natalie Kelly wrote this review 7 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is told from many different perspectives and has a feel of being inside the mind of each of those that are experiencing life in very different ways. What ties each of these individuals together? The protagonist of the story, August, a little boy born with a deformed face has begun his first year in public school and there is quite a bit of drama that surrounds his new enrollment at Beeches Prep. This book has a beautiful underlying message that there is so much more to a person than their appearance and each person should be given respect and a chance to be seen for their thoughts and actions rather than the outside. This would be a great book to start off the year with either being read by the teacher or as a classroom wide reading.”Emma Keith wrote this review 8 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the story of a young boy named August that has a facial deformity. He is aware that he is not normal faces many obstacles in his short life. He is entering the 5th grade and for the first time will be attending a normal school outside of the home. Each chapter gives the perspective of a different character. The reader is able to experience the school year through many different viewpoints. I would recommend this book for young readers. It can give children the chance to learn that things aren't always as they appear.
Pre-reading- Have you ever been the outcast? How did that make you feel?
Post-reading- Did you like how the story ended? Was the conclusion what you expected?”
“very sad and happy book you will get happy tears and greif
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“A book about Kindness, such a beautiful story, never get tired of this all to common theme about not judging a book by its cover or Auggie by his face, loved the inclusion of the experiences Auggie had seen through the eyes of his friends and family. A must read for every 5th grader and their friends and relatives - all of us. Had the write mix of poignancy, humor and wit. I could not put it down. A poignant reminder about the importance of Kindness.”Mercedes S wrote this review 5 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a fantastic book about a boy named August who was born with a deformity that makes him frightening to others around him. "Wonder" focuses on the fact that Auggie is going to start 5th grade at a private school. It will be his first time ever to go to a school and he is really nervous about it. The book follows August and other characters in the book as the year progresses. Friends are made, relationships are strained, but the biggest question is will August make it through the 5th grade at Beecher Prep?
This book is a great book full of wit and charm. I would use this book to focus on treatment of people and the importance of others feelings. I would have clients put themselves in each person's shoes and we would discuss and they would have worksheets to write up the emotions. We would talk about August's weaknesses and strengths and we would talk about their weaknesses and strengths as well.”
“Wonder is a very sweet book that is great for anyone to read. Palacio puts the reader in the shoes of Auggie Pullman, a young boy with severe facial deformities, as well as his sister and friends. Seeing so many different points of view allows the reader to fully experience a young boy's deformities and how it affects not only his life but of those around him. ”Morgan wrote this review 9 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No