'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away... show more
'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.
Publish date: March 1st 2012
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
Wonder is another wonderful book that introduces diversity. I won't give any spoilers away, but it's about a boy who doesn't look like everyone else. After being homeschooled, he finally enters the 5th grade. Full of emotion and heartbreak, it will tug on the heart strings of readers. This would be ...
I picked this up while browsing a charity shop's offerings and notwithstanding my son's obervation that he had noticed it in the teen section of a nearby bookshop, stuck with it. And I'm glad I did. A good story can afterall be compelling, irrespective of the 'target audience' and in August Pullman,...
This was a lovely novel, a level of complexity that I didn’t expect woven throughout when portions of it were narrated by those also affected by Auggie’s illness. This book is aimed at middle-graders. The protagonist, Auggie, a ten year-old boy, was born with a facial deformity which has a grave e...
Wonder is an incredible story that should be read in fifth grade. It is about a boy with a facial deformity that gets bullied, but it all stops when he makes some friends at a new school that stick up for him. This is a great story about acceptance and teaches lessons on bullying.
Wonder is a book about a little boy named August who was born with severe facial defects. Up until the age of 10, his parents have homeschooled him. Entering a new school is difficult for most children, but the process is especially difficult for August. The book is about the challenges he faces, an...