Wonder Makes You Wonder

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Life for any fifth grader can be hard. Life for August Pullman is even harder since he has a facial deformity.

Life for any fifth grader can be hard. Life for August Pullman is even harder since he has a facial deformity. He has to deal with all these nasty looks people give him for just walking on the street. Because of his facial deformity, Auggie has always been home-schooled until fifth grade, the beginning of middle school. He has tried to avoid this situation for long time, but now it is time to face it, which may be harder than you think.

I really enjoyed "Wonder," the novel by R.J. Palacio. It helped me understand what life can be like for people who have any deformity or medical issue that affects their image. Another thing that made the book interesting was its format. It told the story from different point of views like August’s sister, Olivia, his sister’s boyfriend, Justin, Olivia’ friend Miranda, and Auggie’s friends Jack Will and Summer. It let you look at how other people saw August and how they thought about the situations they were in.

"Wonder" helped see how hard life can be for people like August. It also taught me that people like Auggie might not want “special treatment.” I would friend people with medical restrictions no matter what they look like because personality is in the inside.

I would recommend this book to people 10 years old and up because of the book’s contents. It is a very mature book and not something to laugh at, except in the funny parts. "Wonder" is realistic fiction so it tells about things that actually happen, so you can relate to them.

If you need a heart warming, inspirational book, find "Wonder," and read it from cover to cover.