Part 1 Summary of Wonder
“My name is August, by the way. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.” Wonder is a story about a 5th grade boy named August (Auggie) Pullman who has facial deformity caused by an extremely rare genetic disorder. He has undergone countless operations, and those made him an outsider with other kids. August has always known that he's different, but he's learned to accept that people will always stare at his face, and there's nothing he could do about it. August has always been loved, protected and taught by his family. He was home-schooled through the fourth grade. His parents feel he needs to go to 'real school', August agrees to attend Beecher Prep where he was accepted. However, during his year in the fifth grade of Beecher Prep, life is going to be very different. Wonder, follows August’s first school experience, is the story of August facing his fears, being stared at and excluded, and his growing up and letting go. It shows family relationship, friendship, bullying, betrayal, and how to overcome challenges, and it follows Auggie throughout fifth grade depicting his worries and the hurdles along the way. Wonder, is switched between various viewpoints, separate from 8 parts and is narrated by 6 different people, including August, August’s sister Via, August’s friends Summer and Jack, Via’s boyfriend Justin, and Via’s old friend Miranda to explain the characters reactions. August is surrounded by people who do love him – his family, his friends. The book shows how August to deal with people’s staring at and be kind to others. Part 2 Favorite character (and WHY??) My favorite character is Olivia who is August’s sister and a very nice girl. She does everything by herself. She becomes a very independent girl during her childhood. She has gotten used to not complaining, and she has gotten used to not bothering Mom and Dad with...
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