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Wonder By R.J.Palacio

— feeling happy
Wonder - R.J. Palacio



This book, Wonder, is really unique and interesting.
The story is mostly about a boy, August (Auggie) Pullman, about his life and also the point of view of the people around him. August wasn't born an ordinary boy like most of us, he was born extraordinary!


Before August was born, the doctor realized there's something wrong with his face but they didn't think it was going to be that bad. Right after August was born, his mom didn't even get to see him cause the nurse had already rushed him out of the room. he was extremely sick. He had different features. To him, his loving parents and sister were very protective, they shield him from the negativity of the world. Ever since then, August's parents decide that he should be homeschool.


The story takes place when August's mum decides that August should start going to school for fifth grade, as he needs to learn more.  August wasn't confident about attending school. His parents didn't force him to go, but they wanted him to at least go for the organized unofficial tour of the school. On that day, he met the principal, Mr. Tushman. and was also introduced to Mrs. Garcia(Mrs. G), and three other students, Jack Will, Julian, and Charlotte. Jack Will, Julian, and Charlotte brought August on a tour of the school, while the adults stayed and chat. After August reached home, he told his mum everything that happened and he felt that he wants to go to school.


After a while, school begins and it wasn't that easy. Everyone started making fun of his face, everyone stared at him and there were many fake friends. At home was trouble too, He and his sister argued and soon after Daisy(the dog) passed away. That made him sad and insecure.


After those rough times, friendships were made and some were forgiven, August found many trusts, worthy friends. They stood up for him when the bullies bullied him and almost everyone wanted to become friends with him.


In this story, my favorite character was August, despite the many downfalls, he didn't give up and was kind to everyone, no matter what might happen in the past between them. I enjoyed the story and it was inspiring and touching. There was this inspiring, precept in the story by August:

Everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their life because we all overcometh the world.


You can't blend in when you are born to stand out.