ISBN: 9780375869020

Wonder is definitely an exception story about August Pullman. R. J. Palacio has created a story of an exceptional young boy who has never been able to go to school like normal children. He’s had a deformity that kept him from being able to be around others. But things have changed now and August is forced to finally be around children his own age. Not that he’s completely normal now and not that less people are staring at him right now. He’s just starting 5th grade and though he wants to be completely normal it’s not quite as easy as all that.


The World Outside

August has some interesting times ahead of him as a new student who is not exactly like all the others. In fact, August has a very hard time making new friends and even more trouble getting along with all the people that he now has to associate with. It’s not going to be easy to get along anymore but his parents simply don’t have any other options. He wants to stay home again and he really wants to keep away from all those other students who just seem to be there to make fun of him.


August is losing much throughout his life but at the same time he’s beginning to branch out and have more throughout his life. His friends are always going to be there to help him and that’s worth more than anything for a child who very recently had no friends at all. It’s going to be an interesting time of it for this young boy and it’s going to be even more interesting as he gets older and starts to accomplish more and more.


There are a variety of different characters in this story and they are most definitely capable of amazing things. These fifth graders are stronger and they are willing to stand up for their friends. If you want to know more about Summer, August, Jack and even more then you’re definitely going to want to read more about this amazing little boy. He’s something stronger and important than even he has ever realized. He’s also far stronger than his friends and his mother have ever noticed either. Everyone is going to be able to accomplish more than they’ve ever dreamed and they’ll realize that physical appearances just aren’t as important as they may seem at first. It’s what’s inside that counts.

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  • Angie Randall
    November 10, 2013 at 1:15 am

    When children accomplish amazing things it’s definitely a great example for younger kids and that’s exactly what Wonder by R. J. Palacio is about. August is the perfect child to follow for any other child. Reading this story makes me feel like I can accomplish anything simply because August is capable of accomplishing so much. I wish I could be like August and I definitely think children should read this book because it will inspire them as well. If August can do so much with the odds stacked against him then all children should be able to accomplish much more than they have.

  • Abby Clare
    November 10, 2013 at 1:15 am

    I absolutely loved Wonder by R. J. Palacio. Little August was so amazing and I was absolutely in love with him and all the things that he was able to accomplish before this book was even half over. He’s gone through so much in his short life and yet now he’s still accomplishing even more. I think he’s an absolutely amazing example for children of all ages because of the wonderful things he’s able to accomplish. He’s also able to teach so many other people an amazing amount of things without even having to try. I felt the same way his mother did at the end.

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