Jan 19, Wendy Darling rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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 more heightened stakes. Not all kids are nice. Some kids behave one way in front of adults and another way in front of kids.
He has a medical condition, often equated with Treacher Collins syndromewhich has left his face disfigured. Due to his condition, August has been homeschooled by his mother; however, wanting him to experience a larger world, his parents enroll him into Beecher Middle School for the start of fifth grade.
August has a sister, Olivia "Via" Pullman, who is older than him and often puts her brother's needs before her own. On his first day of school, August tries not to draw attention to himself.
His efforts are in vain, and Julian, one of the students whom the principal has asked to help August at school, immediately bullies him for his appearance. August's hopes for the school year are later raised slightly when he forms friendships with classmates Jack and Summer, both of whom defend him from Julian's taunts.
The situation comes to a head on Halloween when August, disguised in a costume, overhears Jack joining in with the bullying. As August isolates himself from his classmates and family, his sister Olivia's frustration grows, fueled by years of feeling ignored by her family. Returning to school, August ignores Jack but admits to Summer that he had overheard the incident.
Jack, feeling ashamed so he punches Julian in the mouth and he got suspended from school. Over the Winter break, Jack attempts reconciliation with August. As the school year progresses, the bullying August faces become more serious and extends to Jack as well.
Julian manipulates several friends into turning against August and Jack. In addition, Julian's mother voices her concerns over August's attending the school, citing that his appearance may be too much of a burden for the other students to handle.
Olivia confides in her mother that she does not want August to attend her school play, as she had found comfort in the fact that nobody at her new school knew about her brother's condition.
August overhears and storms out of the room. When the main actress, Miranda, Via's Olivia's best friend, decides that Via should take the leading role of the school play, she told the director that she couldn't be in the school play, Olivia takes on the role.
Her family celebrates by taking her and Miranda out for dinner. At the end of the school year, the students are invited on a three-day school trip to a nature reserve. August is initially concerned about going.
However, upon hearing that Julian will not be attending, August decides to join his friends on the trip. He has fun until the last night, when he and Jack go to the woods and are attacked by seventh graders who start to beat them, only to be saved by Julian's friends.
August lost his hearing aids and started hearing ocean sounds. One of the boys said "your hearing aids fell off. With the summer vacation fast approaching, August is informed that Julian will not be returning to Beecher Prep for the next grade.
The Pullman family get a new puppy, whom they call 'Bear'. At the graduation ceremony, August is awarded the 'Henry Ward Beecher Medal' for being 'notable or exemplary in certain areas throughout the school year'. Incredibly proud of her son, August's mother comments that he is a 'wonder' and that is how the story ends.
Main characters[ edit ] August "Auggie" Pullman: His face is deformed due to a type of "bulofacial dysostosis", : He faces many difficulties when he goes into his first year of middle school after being schooled by his parents for many years. In the end, he is able to make new friends and accept himself for who he is.
She talks about the boy Auggie and the hardships of being a sister of someone who is deformed in Part 2. Often, Via feels jealous. She often scolds herself and feels guilty for feeling this way.
One of Auggie's friends from school Summer Dawson: One of Auggie's first and best friends. She sits next to him at lunch on the first day of school when no one else would. She is always very kind to him. Isabel and Nate Pullman: Auggie and Via's parents.
They care deeply about Auggie and Via, but due to Auggie's problems, Via is often unintentionally left out. Isabel and Nate work with Auggie to make sure going to regular school instead of being homeschooled is ultimately his decision. The school bully of the grade.Start studying Wonder Characters.
Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Wonder is a children's novel by Raquel Jaramillo, under the pen name of R.
J. Palacio, published on February 14, It has sold more than five million copies. Palacio wrote Wonder after an incident wherein her son noticed a girl with a severe facial deformity and started to cry.
Fearing he would react badly, Palacio attempted to remove her son from the situation so as not to upset the girl. In RJ Palacio's book Wonder, the main character August has a facial deformity known as mandibulofacial dysostosis.
It is estimated that 1 in 70, kids are born with this disease. It is estimated that 1 in 70, kids are born with this disease. Wonder is a novel by R.J. Palacio, which focuses on August Pullman, who was born with a facial deformity, and is told from his perspective, along with the perspectives of other relevant characters in the story.
It was published on February 14, August Pullman was born with a facial Illustrator: R.J.
Palacio. Wonder study guide contains a biography of R.J. Palacio, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Underdeveloped facial bones may restrict an infant's airway, resulting in respiratory problems.
Some of the eye abnormalities can lead to vision loss, and unusual. Based on R. J. Palacio’s novel, “Wonder” tells the story of a young boy with a facial deformity who attends public school for the first time.
Wonder is a children's novel by Raquel Jaramillo, under the pen name of R. J. Palacio, published on February 14, It has sold more than five million copies. Palacio wrote Wonder after an incident wherein her son noticed a girl with a severe facial deformity and started to cry. Fearing he would react badly, Palacio attempted to remove her son from the situation so as not to upset the girl. Children's Book 'Wonder' Becomes a Film. NPR, Feb 14, RJ Palacio, graphic designer by day and a writer by night, discusses the film Wonder starring Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts. This film is based on her bestselling novel of the same name, which tells the story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences caused by Treacher Collins syndrome who enters fifth grade and confronts the. The Freak is the main protagonist in Wonder. He was born with a facial deformity, a combination of Treacher Collins syndrome and a hemifacial microsomia characteristic, which prevented him from going to a mainstream school up until fifth grade, when he enrolled at Beecher Prep. Though he Resides: North River Heights, New York, USA.
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