You can't blend in when you were born to stand out.
My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.
Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things.
He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside.
Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don't make other ordinary
kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don't get stared
at wherever they go.
Born with a terrible facial abnormality,
Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an
attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. 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?
Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches forever, Wonder
is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting,
pass on to others, and remember long after the final page. @goodreads
THIS BOOK! I am in love with sweet little August. The things this poor
child has to go through during the beginning of his life with all of the
surgeries to try to help his poor little face. And all the things he
has to endure throughout his childhood with people in general. But he
has a wonderful mom, dad and sister to help him through all of these
I'm not even going to try to type out what he has even
though it's spelled out in the book because I will get it wrong anyway.
It seems he has merging of two different things that have caused his
face to look deformed. With all of the surgeries he can see, talk and
hear, although at some point he will have to have hearing aides.
the way up through fourth grade he was home school by his mother. He is
exceptionally smart and he has a obsession with Star Wars :) He has
done a decent job all of his life ignoring the teasing he would get from
jerks at the playground or the scared inhalations of people when they
first see him. Then his mother announces she wants him to attend a prep
school this year for the fifth grade. He is devastated and scared to
He does agree to go when he gets to have a tour of the
school and meet a few kids. His parents also told him he could quit at
any time if it became too hard being around the other kids.
Auggie wanted to quit one time from some horrible things he heard but
his sister Via talked him into staying on. Although, he had tough times
from some of the jerk kids making fun of him, he did have some really
good friends and so many things worked out for him that I was in tears.
was a funny, kind little boy and it drew people too him after they got
used to him. All but one and that guy didn't matter anyway. What is sad
is there are some really horrible adults in the book too that treat him
like he's a freak. They say he doesn't need to be in the school
upsetting the other children, he needs to go where there are disabled or
retarded kids. First off, he's not any of those things, he just has a
deformity and second, those people suck!
I'm so glad I read this
book, I'm so glad for seeing it on a friends reading list on GoodReads!
I think everyone would like this book!