Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Mock Newbery Picks

Wonder, by R. J. Palacio

Summary:  Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.


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7 thoughts on “Wonder, by R. J. Palacio

  1. This was a really interesting book. The characters where well described and I could almost feel what they were feeling; it was nice how the author told the story drom a few points of view.

  2. This was an awesome book. I loved every sentance and wasn’t bored at all. the character developement was great and so was the story line. This could definitely get the newbery award. it was my favorite out of a lot of books i read.

  3. OMG! this book was “distinguished” As of now i am officially declaring this as my Newbery winner! The characters were very well developed. And also when the author told the point of view of the sort of side characters, it gave the book a whole new angle. I love how it describes the reality of kids like August. We all think that “if i met someone like that, i would definitely go up and talk to him/her to be nice” but do we really have the courage? This book shows how it is in the real world. 🙂

  4. I loved how the author told it from different points of view and I thought it had a good plot. I think it is in the running to be a winner.

  5. I found this book to be, well, “wonder”-ful. The different points of view came together and gave you a very good overview of everything. The characters were just amazing and they felt real. The plot was nothing less, simply awesome.

  6. I have to agree with EVERYBODY above me. It looks to me another book like “If Only”, it’s very emotional, and, it seems to express EXACTLY what you would feel in that same situation. The reason I like, “Wonder” better is: It has more of a plot, in “If Only”, it goes on and on and she never gets over it, in “Wonder” August actually gets over the shock of being bullied and rejected. So I definitely give this a yes. Possibly I will put this in my Top 3 and it will surely be in my Top 7.

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