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[PDF / Epub] ✐ Wonder ☃ R.J. Palacio –

WonderI Won T Describe What I Look Like Whatever You Re Thinking, It S Probably Worse August Auggie Pullman Was Born With A Severe Facial Difference That, Up Until Now, Has Prevented Him From Going To A Mainstream School.Starting 5th Grade At Beecher Prep, Auggie Wants Nothing Than To Be Treated As An Ordinary Kid But His New Classmates Can T Get Past His Extraordinary Face Wonder Begins From Auggie S Point Of View, But Soon Switches To Include The Perspectives Of His Classmates, His Sister, Her Boyfriend, And Others These Voices Converge To Portray A Community As It Struggles With Differences, And Challenges Readers, Both Young And Old, To Wonder About The True Nature Of Empathy, Compassion, Acceptance, Friendship, And Ultimately Kindness Auggie Is A Hero For The Ages, One Who Proves That You Can T Blend In When You Were Born To Stand Out

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    Wonder is one of those rare books that makes you want to hug everyone in it so tightly that they ll have no doubt about how much you love them and beyond that, it also makes you want to reach out and hug the whole world It s an upbeat, humorous, life affirming story that deserves to be read and it s one that may just change its readers, too.If you remember how terrifying it was to be a kid on a day to day basis, you ll appreciate August s story 10 year old Auggie is going to school for the first time in his life, and he has to navigate new rules, learn to interact with teachers, and figure out how to make new friends In addition, he also has a severe facial deformity that stops strangers in their tracks, so all the usual perils of the fifth grade take on even heightened stakes With the matter of fact wisdom that warmed Beverly Cleary s books, this story about growing up is full of heart and humor, and written with a clear eyed intelligence that never descends into cynicism Auggie s smart, funny personal...

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    Ye gods, what a wonderful book I don t read a lot of realistic middle grade fiction I tend to gravitate toward fantasy But this is probably the best such book I ve read since Sherman Alexie s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian.The main character August Auggie Pullman is a ten year old boy with severe facial abnormalities Little kids scream when they see him Older kids make fun of him and call him a freak Auggie is home schooled through grade four, but for middle school his parents decide to send him to a private school, Beecher Prep, in New York City Wonder is the story of his fifth grade year, told partly from Auggie s perspective, and partly from the other kids in his life his sister Via, her oldest friend Miranda, Via s boyfriend Justin, and Jack and Summer, Auggie s new friends at Beecher Prep Each narrator has a distinct, completely believable voice Palacio writes with just the right balance of humor and pathos, making each character both flawed and sympathetic She gets kids how they think, how they talk, how they have the capacity to be both horribly mean and incredibly brave and kind I recognize these characters from my years of teaching middle school, and I m sure young readers will recognize them too The book rings with authenticity The short chapters and shifting narrative make this a quick, easy read It s a feel good book with a great message, and the ending is a tearjerker in t...

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    Watch my review discussion here a WONDERful first book of the year I read this book almost too quickly, I wanted it to last longer This might be technically a children s book, but it really was such a special and meaningful read and I highly recommend that everyone read this once in their lives

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    I feel like I want to attach a giant asterisk to those two stars up there I acknowledge that this opinion will not be shared by 90% or of readers. I know that most everyone is going to love this book it s a very sweet, heartwarming story And on top of that it s well written and flows really nicely I finished it in one afternoon For a really well thought out, positive review I would read Flannery s If you insist on staying here be prepared for dissent and lot of middle school reminiscing on my part You ve been warned. And now to the task at hand This is the story of August, a ten year old boy who s attending school for the first time He was born with major facial deformities, and has been homeschooled from early childhood His parents think it s time for him to attempt a real school environment, but he isn t sure In public, he s often greeted by curious stares or even open revulsion Will he be able to survive middle school This book got under my skin a lot than I ever expected it to I thought that my major complaint if any would be that it was too light, too sweet But this book has a lot of depth It contains six or I kind of lost track points of view The narrative is handed off relay style from one pair of eyes to another, starting with August and moving forward to his sister Via and then to his frien...

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    Personally, I prefer my ARC cover You like image error

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    You really are a wonder, Auggie You are a wonder I ve read this book twice now, and it will definitely always have a special place in my heart This is a book that makes me laugh, makes me cry, and gives me endless amounts of hope I love this ...

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    You don t need your eyes to love, right You just feel it inside you I chose this quote as my introduction to this review, because I think it fits the prevailing mood of the book so very well In my case Wonder definitely wasn t a sad book, or a book that caused me to cry rivers of tears, it however was a book that made me think a lot about life though I mean how could you not think about Auggie and the world we live in after finishing this book How could you not wonder if you re a good and righteous person It s easy to say you d never talk bad about a boy like Auggie, but how many of us can truly say that they never said a single bad word about another person How many can say they never bitched about someone else I think the answer is none Jack, sometimes you don t have to mean to hurt someone to hurt someone You understand We re all human, we have our dumb moments, we make mistakes and we all have flaws The thing is, no one is perfect and I think Wonder teaches this lesson very well Not directly or forthright like you would expect, but subtly and with a l...

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    A wonderful read for all ages.

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    Update Saw the 10am movie this morning Paul bought our tickets while I covered my face with my hat until we got to our seats in the dark theater I have a small surgery this coming Monday in the doctor s office on my nose thank heavens for the numbing prescription cream before the shots and knife come at me.Then the bigger surgery, Nov 29th, at the hospital, so I wanted to see this film escape from hiding inside my home as my inspiration before cutting on my face I admit to not being able to watch this film without tears It was WONDER ful The movie has a terrific cast Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, and Izabela Vidovic The film doesn t only focus on Auggie It also revolves around his sister, his parents, his dog, conflicts and friendships with other students at school, and bullying A very heartwarming film..and little Auggie is still my hero Re READ this last night..Augie is my inspiration.The movie opens here Nov 17th With 2 surgeries on my face this month forehead and nose areaLittle 10 year old Augie is my imaginary friend I feel ready scars will just be scars and beauty really does come from the inside And love is Love All that mushy jazz Wonder is wonderful and the movie looks like a Wonder too Looking forward to seeing the film.The author created an incredible character Augie lives in the minds now of millions of people around the world Huge honors to the author...

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    Wow I am so glad that I finally got around to listening to this story Wonder had been sitting on my TBR list for a really long time, but I had been waiting for a time to listen to it with my daughters That time finally arrived last weekend, when we had to spend a full day in the car on a trip.I had read many great reviews for this book, so I had really high hopes going into it In fact, I was worried that I would be disappointed, as I often am with a book that is surrounded by so much hype However, I can say that this book did not let me down in any way In fact, it exceeded every expectation that I had I absolutely loved this story Wonder tells the story of a young boy, August Pullman aka Auggie , who is going to begin attending school for the first time ever Auggie has been homeschooled for years by his mother because he was born with severe facial deformities, requiring multiple operations over the course of his young life Despite the myriad of surgeries that he has undergone, he still lives with significant facial disfigurement Now, Auggie will be entering the fifth grade at Beecher Prep.Told from multiple POVs, this book provides a thorough account of Auggie s experiences I was especially impressed with the raw honesty of his sister s POV Growing up with Auggie wasn t easy, as she always came second to his needs ...

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