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Born with several genetic abnormalities, 10-year-old August Pullman, called Auggie, dreams of being “ordinary.” Inside, he knows he’s like every other kid, but even after 27 surgeries, the central character of “Wonder” bears facial disfigurations so pronounced that people who see him for the first time do “that look-away thing” — if they manage to hide their shock and horror.

“Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse,” he says of his face as the book begins. He’s used to the stares and mean comments, but he’s still terrified to learn that his parents have gotten him into middle school at Beecher Prep and want him to go there rather than be home-schooled. But they persuade him to give it a try — and by the time this rich and memorable first novel by R. J. Palacio is over, it’s not just Auggie but everyone around him who has changed.

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  1. Wonder is a book about a boy who has facial differences who entered 5th grade after being homeschooled for his whole life. Twenty plus surgeries in his short 10 year life which has left him able to hear, see and speak like the other kids but definitely doesn’t look like them. School is far from easy, with kids calling him names and bulling him.
    My favourite part is the part when Auggie wins the student of the year award also when they are at the summer camp and the older kids stick up for Auggie and jack-will.
    My favourite character was Auggie because even though he had tough times, he was able to survive all the bullies and other problems though out 5th grade.
    I highly recommend this book to people who have a good heart and show empathy to others.

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  2. Wonder is a classic read that explores the issues faced by many young adults. The main character, Auggie, has to deal with these issues but having a physically deformed face compounds these issues for him making his life miserable. I admire Auggie’s determination and strength of character throughout the book. Auggie tries to fit in but one of the key quotes from this book is ‘you can’t blend in when you where born to stand out’. This book made me realise how hard it must be for people that don’t ‘fit in’ with stereotypes. This book makes you take a step back and look at your behaviour towards others because everyone must be treated with respect and consideration. I highly recommend this book to people of all ages as it is an inspirational story that everyone can relate to. I would certainly give this book a 10/10!!

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  3. Josephine said:

    Wonder was a remarkable book about a talented 10 year old boy, August who faced many challenges when moving to Beecher Prep School. August had been homeschooled for a number of years as his parents felt that this would be better for him due to him being born with a facial deformity. Jack, who became August’s close friend, defended August against 5 bullies because they were making fun of his face. The way in which Jack stood up for August became one of my most favourite parts of the book. Jack believed in true friendship and looked beyond August’s appearance and wanted to make sure that his friend could enjoy camp just like everyone else. I didn’t have a favourite character because I liked all of them. This story was one that would give much hope to those who feel like they could never make friends. It is nice to think that there are people who can see beyond the exterior. This story can also be one that educates people of all ages to stop and think about doing the right thing and treating others the way they should be treated. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading about challenging life stories that have a happy ending

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  4. Wonder is such an inspirational book.
    August Pullman has a deformed face and has undergone 27 surgeries.
    It is hilarious at some times yet so sad at others.
    It has a lot of positive messages in the book that everyone needs to use.
    August dreams of being ordinary, and he is so much more than ordinary at heart.
    Jack looks out for him and inspires others to as well.
    I like the part in when they go on camp and Jack and Will get bullied by older kids and then
    his friends stick up for him/them, it shows such kindness and courage.
    Wonder is an amazing book I would recommend it to anyone. 10/10!

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  5. Renee said:

    This novel is a great example of not judging a book by its cover and I believe it’s a lesson everyone needs to learn. Reading this book really did put things into perspective for me. Just because people look a certain way doesn’t mean anyone has the right to judge them without knowing who they really are. Wonder is an amazingly written book for all ages and will have an impact whether your 10 or 60 years old. I’ve seen the movie as well and I was not disappointed. I believe that it is a 10/10 rated novel and without a doubt believe it should be recommended for each and every student at SHC to read as it is an outstanding book and has such a beautiful meaning behind it.

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  6. I absolutely love the book Wonder. I thought it had a really interesting storyline and was a really interesting read. The book was incredibly sad but inspiring to read. Auggie Pullman is a young boy who has a facial deformation. He isn’t ‘normal’ looking and is bullied by the kids at his school and judged by people outside of school. Once people get to know him they realise that there is more to him than his appearance. He is an incredibly smart boy who has an interest in science and space. I love how all of the characters are portrayed and the book tells us how Auggie has influenced other peoples lives. When Auggie was going to school on his first day, his sister Via says to him, “You can’t fit in when you were born to stand out.” I love this quote because it shows how some simple words can make someone more confident and it shows how being different is not something to be ashamed of. I would recommend this movie to almost everyone, young or old. It is an amazing book and very emotional, so make sure some tissues are near by.

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  7. Abigail said:

    wonder, is a heart touching book, I needed not 3 but 4 hanky’s to read this book, August Pullman is a brave boy with a soft heart, this book is 110% recommended! i would read this book again and again and again! My mum and dad had to pry me away from this book to eat dinner! This is a story about a ten year old boy who has gone though 27 surgery’s on his face, so after this you’d expect to have a pretty mangled face, well August overcomes hims fear of judging and bullying him when he goes to school, which very sadly…..he is. August makes me feel happy for who i am. my favourite part of the book is when he has his astronaut helmet. my least favourite part of the book is when his dog Ruby, gets very sick and sadly dies. i cried at this part. August is a heart touching kid and will definitely go and recommend this book to all my friends!!!

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  8. Is a book/movie about a boy who looks different to everyone else and faces bullying through he first year of school, before that he was home schooled until the 5th grade when his parents decided he was old enough to go to school.
    My favourite part of the book was when he went to summer camp and the bigger boys stood up to kids from other schools. A boy named Julian who went to the same school as Auggie (which is the main character) got suspended for bullying Auggie, and after Julian came back he was wondering why everyone was so nice to Auggie and ended up moving schools.
    My favourite character would’ve had to been Summer because she wasn’t asked to be friends with him, and she just went over and sat next to him while everyone was staring at him but she didn’t care what everyone thought.
    I would definitely recommend this book to everyone or you could go watch the movie, it is suitable for all ages and it is a great movie that wants you to be apart of it. It is one of my favourites books I’ve ever read.

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  9. Maeve said:

    Wonder is a great book. It is a book for the those of you who love a tearjerker! My favourite character would have to be August. August is my favourite character because he doesn’t worry about what others say about him. This book will make you think about how you treat others and what you say about others, as every word you say affects people. one of my favourite quotes from this book is ”Why try to fit in when you were born to stand out.”

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  10. Emma M said:

    This is one of those books that you cant put down! My favourite character is August because he is so strong and he just keeps going no matter what happens. He is strong and determined. I would recommend this book to people who like a book that follows a story. This little boy, named Auggie (August), is so inspirational. He holds his head high, and doesn’t let bullying get the better of him. We could all take a leaf out of his book. My favourite character in the book is his sister Olivia (Via), because she is strong and she never lost hope in Auggie and stuck by his side. She never deserted him. I would rate this book 10/10. It’s such a touching story.

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  11. A boy of a young age should be an out enjoying his life, with his friends. But he is not a young boy, like others…he is August. August Pullman lives with a face. Not just a face, but a deformed face.
    Through this emotional and eye-opening story you are able to look into a life of a boy, who just wasn’t born to blend in. I have read this book numerous times, each time bringing forth a new element of meaning I hadn’t spotted. A book for all ages to discover the true meaning of what you look like. I loved this book to pieces and I couldn’t recommend this book enough, modern and very relatable, in the story of Wonder.
    This book is calling your name. So please never judge a book, or a person by the cover, and learn more than you could ever by staring!

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  12. Wonder is such an inspirational book and movie. The title says it all. It is one of my favourite books and I can tell you I read a lot! I cried and laughed through the movie, feeling happy then all of a sudden sad. It really makes you think about how others could be struggling while you, even though you don’t mean to, make them feel worse. It is a story about over coming your struggles, no matter how big they are.
    I loved how Jack could take the time to see passed Auggies face and into Auggies real personality. Auggie was such an inspirational person and if R.J. Palacio wrote another book, I think Auggie would grow up to be the kind of person the world needs more of.
    If your thinking of reading this book or watching this movie, I would recommend it 100%! It is a 10/10 book and maybe an even better movie!

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  13. I would 100% recommend the movie and book wonder. I have read the book wonder and seen the movie wonder. They were both really good and it is one of my favourite stories of all time. I think that this story has a really important message that everyone should know. This book made me laugh and cry. It was cheerful then all of a sudden sad. Wonder is about a boy with a deformed face, but each and every day he tries to live a normal life. He goes through a lot of different events and has to face a lot of challenges. Even through he may be small he is known for being one of the strongest boy’s. I recently saw the movie last year and at the beginning i knew that it was going to bring me to tears. This is a very inspirational story and has a beautiful ending. I would definietly recommend Wonder.

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  14. Omg! The most heart breaking book ever. Is grade six we read this book as a class. My teacher I think every chapter would burst out crying either happy or sad tears. This book brings a lot of different emotions. But thats the good thing about. First hearing about this book all I thought it was going to be was just someone feeling sorry for some poor disabled kid. But it was more than that. For August it was a challenge for him to make friends and survive school. There were good time and bad times that he faced and the bad time always ended up good. My favourite character would have to be Jack. He has so much bravery for always no matter what, standing up for Auggie. Every time August got put down, Jack would always be or have the solution! They where truly great friends for each other. I also thought Jack was brave for sticking with Auggie. He had a place with the ‘popular’ group but decided to do the right thing and even get bullied for it. But he still did it! This is an amazing book full of great chapters. I highly recommend this book and rate it 3 stars1

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  15. Sophia said:

    Wonder is an inspiring book about a boy called August Pullman. August has a facial deformity and has been home schooled his whole life; but that’s about change. Auggie’s parents decided it was best for him to start at a real school. Wonder is about Auggie’s struggles and successes through his school year. It has really opened up my eyes and has made me look at the world a little differently. I could not put this book down and would recommend it to anyone.

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  16. Claudia said:

    I loved this book it had lots of emotion and made me no want to stop. My favourite bit was at the end when every one started being nice to him. i would rate this five out of five and would recommend it to every one over 10.

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  17. This was one of the most heartwarming and inspirational books I’ve ever read. It’s about a boy August better known as Auggie who is living with a facial deformity. He is like no other child and that is hard for not only him but his family as well who constantly worry about him. I would relate to his sister Olivia or ‘Via’ because she loves him so deeply and worry’s that he will get picked on by the other kids. I loved the whole book though my favourite part was when he started at school and made friends with Summer, a girl who accepts everyone. This book is great for anyone that loves a great book because it’s definitely one of the best books I’ve read. I would have to rate it a 8.5/10

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  18. Alexandra said:

    Wonder is an amazing story of a boy born with two clashing DNA’s that made up a disfigurement of his face. As he strives to be normal, he finds out that the only person he should try to be is himself, and that he shouldn’t be ashamed of it. But crying your eyes out is the least of your worries as August starts school where not everyone excepts him apart from Jack and Summer who can see past his differences and be by his side. It is a great story and there is no doubt you’ll love it start to finish.😀

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  19. The book wonder is such an amazing book for all ages because its so easy to relate to the book, with all the problems the book is so beautiful because he is ok with being different. I rate this book 10 out of 10 for the story line.

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  20. Wonder is one of the best, and most realistic book I have read. I love this book so much and couldn’t stop reading it. I love this book because it has a great meaning behind it and the characters are very well thought of and developed. My favorite character would have to be Via because she is so kind and caring to Auggie, even when she has problems in her own life. My favorite part of the book would be the ending ceremony because this shows that people with a disability or a difference, have the same power as others. I would definitely recommend this book to others, but to people between the ages of 9-13. I would recommend this book to people who like sad, hopeful stories, and don’t mind having a good cry. I would rate it a 9/10.

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  21. WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. I recommend the book, Wonder. It is a really deep and thoughtful book that is not only a good read but it also teaches you life lessons.I learned from this book not to take life for granted because we really don’t know how lucky we have it. August is the main character. I absolutely love this book and always read it. I’d defiantly recommend this book to anyone who wants a great read or an inspiring story. Until his mother deemed him old enough to go to a proper school rather than being homeschooled by her. Auggie started school in 5th grade at Beecher Prep. During his time at Beecher Prep, he went through constant bullying of his face. He kept his head up and got on with his life. His story was inspirational to me and lots of other people who have read his story. This book inspired us to be different and achieve our goals. I give this a 10 out of 10

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  22. Wonder was one of the best books I’ve ever read! it was so funny, inspirational, and a deep book. I always wanted to keep reading on to find out what happened next . Wonder is about this boy with a deformed face named August, he’s never been to school before and he’s about to start. at first he’s petrified, but along the journey he meets some amazing friends who help him through all the tough times he’d face from bullies. even though he was different I loved how is parents, sister and friends treated him like an ordinary boy. One of my favourite characters would have to be Summer, I liked Summer because she seems like someone who would be easy to hang around with and she is very inclusive to everyone. My favourite part of this book would be the ending when August gets the award. I rate this book a 10/10! and i can easily recommend it to everyone.

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  23. Indigo said:

    This book is amazing!!! It’s a wonderful yet heartbreaking story about a 10 year old boy, August (Auggie) who knows he’s like a normal kid on the inside, but not on the outside since he has a deformed face. My favourite part in the book (even though I thought all of it was awesome!) was when he started school. I loved it since he was extremely brave & even made some friends along the way. I would definitely recommend this book & read it again & again! I love how it teaches everyone to not judge a book by it’s cover & to follow your dreams! I would recommend this book for people aged 11+ & rate it 9.5/10. Definitely one of my favourite reads so far!

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  24. Sienna said:

    I would definitely recommend the book Wonder. It not only taught me so many life lessons but also brought me to tears!

    August “Auggie” was born with a facial deformity which caused him to feel incredibly insecure about himself. When his parents decide to send off to school he is having trouble fitting in.

    My favourite part of the book is when Beecher Prep goes on school camp and Jack and Auggie take a walk into the woods and come across bullies that are much older than them. In result of this Auggie looses his hearing aids.

    This book has taught me to be yourself and it has also taught me not to worry about what other people say. I would rate wonder a 9/10

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  25. Isobel said:

    Last year, I read this book with my whole class and as you all probably know, it’s a little embarrassing to cry in front of the whole class. Luckily I didn’t, but I was very close to. Wonder is a wonderful book, definitely a three hanky read. It is about a boy called August who was born with mandibulo facial dystosis. He has struggled with it all his life, getting unwanted stares at from everyone who passes him. but when he is forced to go to middle school, he finds that there is always good in the world, and it can outweigh the bad. I rate this book a 10\10.

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  26. i loved wonder it was such an inspirational story about pushing through barriers and hard times.
    wonder was such a fantastic book with humour and sadness in one book. i loved this book to the moon and back and i would definitley recommend this book

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  27. wonder is one of the most beautiful books i have read! the book is based upon the main character auggie, who’s face is slightly deformed. auggie gets bullied and made fun of on a daily basis, until he finds friends who support and stand for him and even until his own self stars accepting it. this book definitely steps us into the life of someone disabled – their challenges of being bullied for the smallest things. you will most definitely fall inlove with auggie throughout the journey, but fall inlove with the book even more! you must read this book

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  28. Ainsley said:

    I love this book. It is very heartfelt and tells a story about a young boy with face disorder and how he copes with starting at school. It targets a real life situation of bullying. It leaves you feeling sad, happy, and much more. Definitely recommend.

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  29. If you are looking for a emotional book you have one! It is about a 10 year old boy that has a deformed face. He struggles a lot, but that dose not stop him from living his best primary school life! I feel as if this book is an insopration for every one. from the ages of 8 – 80+! Wonder is an amazing book and I recommend this book to everyone! If you read this book you will be taken on a adventure with the characters going from happy moments to 3 boxes of tissues! Happy reading!!

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  30. nyajal said:

    I would really recommend the book Wonder. The book shows different emotions like happy and sad. Wonder is about a boy who had a face disorder and he got bullied as he was different from everyone but he tried his best to fit in and made friends. I would reccomend this book to 11+

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  31. I really love the book of Wonder, its even better now because there is a MOVIE coming out! This book is amazing, its beautiful, sad and heart warming. I really love the way that August brings out his inner self and he makes lots of new friends. August also called “Auggie” was born with severe facial abnormalities. Its great that he was being homeschooled with his friends and now he has changed to a Private school with lots of different people and different learning to what he was like at home. I would recommend this book to anyone 8+ who loves sad and drama novels. I would rate this book a 9.5/10. This book would be a very hard book to put down!!

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  32. this book “wonder” is such an inspirational book about a young boy named August who has a deformed face. I had read this book last year and by the end of it, I was in tears. It has such a beautiful message about not judging people by their appearance. I would definitely recommend this book to all ages and i would also rate it a 10/10. the author of this wonderful book has done a great job!!! There is also a movie coming out about it, so made sure to watch it as well!!!!!!

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  33. I would definitely recommend the book wonder because it is a great but emotional story about a young boy with a deformed face. This book would have me nearly crying every night because of the emotional and detailed descriptions of what was happening. Although this little boy did have a deformed face and he would regularly get bullied, he did not let anything stop him from having fun and living a normal life. In this book we experience the transition from being homeschooled to moving into a new public school. At times this was difficult for him but he always managed to stay positive most of the time. Overall I would rate this book 9/10

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  34. I struggled to put this book down! We read the beautiful story of August Pullman, who struggles with the everyday lifestyle of having a deformed face. In spite of the trauma he is faced with from bullies and all the chaos in his life, we see the inspiring transformation of his life when he meets his true friends and spends time with the ones he loves. I highly recommend reading this book as it is suitable for most ages and it clearly outlines the meaning of true friendship. It is a great read and inspires many.

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  35. Wonder is a beautiful read that explores the issues faced by many young people today. The main character, Auggie, has to deal with these issues but having a physically deformed face compounds these issues for him making his life miserable. I admire Auggie’s determination and strength of character throughout the book. Auggie tries to fit in with everyone but one of the key quotes from this book is ‘you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out’. This quote is so powerful and really puts life into perspective. It displays how some people have to live and there struggles faced every day. A recommend this book to all young teens/adults, it is a gorgeous read.

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  36. Wonder is a spectacular book that is captivating from the first chapter the writer Raquel J. Palacio is very talented and has also found ways to divide sections of the book that tell the story of auggie from all points of view, this tactic makes is much easier to connect with characters and helps to develop a stronger understanding of the story line.

    The main character is just your average 10 year old boy, he loves to play sports and the xbox just like all kids his age. Although this brave boy has been through more than you would think. This text is based on an inspiring young kid named auggie who was born with rare genetic mutation that has affected many aspects of his life especially his appearance. It has taken almost 27 surgeys to teach auggie how to breathe, speak, hear, taste, run and play but none of which have made him look normal. auggie‘s family love him dearly and try there best to shelter him from the harsh world but they know at some point he is going to need experience things for himself. Auggie has a lovely caring mum, dad and sister via.

    Auggie has seen the many kids and parents look at him with disturbed faces and knows that he is different. because auggie is home schooled he has always fantasized about attending a real school. It was a debatable proposal when he told his parents that he wanted to go to a real school but is there hearts they knew he was right.

    Throughout augie’s adventures into the open world he has ups and downs as he learns the harsh judgment that he gets from other students and parents but through it all auggies two new friends stick by his side and he always has big sis via watching over him.

    This book is a rollercoaster of emotions. This book teaches you the cruel hardship and reality of many peoples lives as well as the importance of friendship and unbreakable bonds. I recommend this book to girls aged 11-17 who enjoy emotional and humorous books.

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  37. I rate this book a 9/10 because it was a great book, I could not stop reading this book it was very eye catching and I couldn’t put the book down. I think this book had a very motivating moral which would be not to judge a book by its cover.

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  38. Eliza M said:

    I enjoyed reading Wonder from the very first page until the last. I read this book with my Year 6 class, but loved reading it in my spare time at home as well. Because Auggie the protagonist is ten years old I felt that I could understand his thinking very well. It made me think about how kids my age deal with having a disability, and how hard it must be for people that don’t fit in. It made me look at my own behaviour towards others because regardless of your ability, everyone should be treated equally. I recommend this book to someone from age 10 and above. I give it 10/10

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  39. Alexandra said:

    This is my favourite book of all time and I enjoyed every second of it. It is an amazing book filled with passion. I love it and rate it a 10/10. can’t wait to see the movie!! I would strongly recommend you read this book and i believe it would be suitable for ages 8+

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  40. wonder is a great book because it brought me into tears. wonder is about a boy who has a deformed face. i love this book because it is not a boring book but it is very interesting book .
    i would rate this book a 20/10

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  41. Wonder. A children’s story about a young boy named August Pullman, who suffers from an extremely rare medical facial difference. For most his life, he was homeschooled by his mother, but for the first time, Auggie’s parents recommend him to go to real school for the first time, where he would be attending Beecher Prep Middle School. Frightened, but excited to make a couple new friends, August goes to his first day of school, preparing for one of the biggest days of life. Worse comes to worse, when as soon as he enters the school grounds, forcing himself to keep his head down, feeling the eyes of every child, student and adult follow his every single move. He can’t help being diverse, after all, everyone is in their own unique way. Luckily, Auggie makes a new friend, called Jack-Will. They become the bestest of friends, and school doesn’t seem to scary after all. That was until halloween, when everyone was wearing costumes and masks, you cannot tell who is who. August is covered in his bleeding scream, and happens to hear his only friends talking negatively about him being his back to other classmates. This book is based on 4 parts from 4 different perspectives. This is an incredibly touching story, because it teaches the reader that it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, it’s what’s on the inside the truly counts the most. Just because someone might not look “normal’, doesn’t give one the right to judge, because it honestly just shows that that person is not worth spending time or even talking too. I believe everyone’s different, and it’s important that we embrace that. I’d give this book a 5 star rating because it has a beautiful message behind it and anyone who is interested would really enjoy it.

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  42. I absolutely love this book. The first time I read it loved it so much I read it again! But there is one floor in this book, it is just so sad! But I really do love it and I think what makes it even better is the fact that is a true story. Even though all of those horrible things happened to August he still, in the end makes friends for life with Jack.
    I would rate this book a ten out of ten!

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  43. Wonder is a book that can get hooked from the first page. August the protagonist is ten years old and he does the normal things that other ten year olds do. He likes ice cream and riding his bike. He plays ball and has an Xbox but despite 27 operations, but he will never look normal. The book explores how things are tough for for August and his family too. His protective big sister, Via feels angry when people stare and his parents love him yet cannot help but argue about whether August should go to school. I don’t want to give to much away, so I leave it at that. You cant help but feel for him. It was really hard for me to put this book down I would defiantly recommend this book to someone who likes to sit down for a long period of time and just read.

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  44. Wonder is a classic read that explores the issues faced by many young adults. The main character, Auggie, has to deal with these issues but having a physically deformed face compounds these issues for him making his life miserable. I admire Auggie’s determination and strength of character throughout the book. Auggie tries to fit in but one of the key quotes from this book is ‘you can’t blend in when you where born to stand out’. This book made me realise how hard it must be for people that don’t ‘fit in’ with stereotypes. This book makes you take a step back and look at your behaviour towards others because everyone must be treated with respect and consideration. I highly recommend this book to people of all ages as it is an inspirational story that everyone can relate to. I would certainly give this book a 10/10!!

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  45. I recommend this book because it is intense and just a great book in general.
    Auggie himself is a very convincing and poignant character. The things he goes through show that there is more to a person than just there face and I think it is a great example for “bullies” because Auggie got bullied and there was more to him than the people thought.

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  46. The unforgettable story about August Pullman. This book and movie is WONDER. it is a must-read book. it tells us about a young boy that has been through so much but can still be so happy with his life. August is a boy who just wants to look like everyone else but is destined to stand out. Age is just a 10 year old and does what 10-year-old boys do like ride bikes and play with friends. For his lifetime he has been homeschool by his mum and dad but now it time for him to go to school. It shows that people can put you down but all you have to do is pick your self up and forget about those people. I would rate this book an 11/10. This book is a must read and when the movie comes out that is going to be a must watch.

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  47. This book is about a 10 yer old boy named August or Auggie, (his nickname) August has a facial deformity or a deformed face. He does not look normal like the other kids but he doesn’t mind. August knows that people stare at him constantly or talk about him behind his back even though he can hear them. August just wants to be like aa normal kid and doesn’t want to be treated differently. August has been homeschooled for his whole life and now he wants to try being at a normal school. Auggie has a 13 year old sister named Olivia or Via. Olivia feels like she is always less important because everybody puts Auggie’s needs first and doesn’t pay that much attention to Olivia. Olivia struggles to fit in because she has a brother that is deformed. August meets some friends that think he is normal and stick up for him when people stare at him or treat him differently. The first person we meet in this book is a sweet girl named Summer. Summer is one of those popular girls at school, when she sees August she sits down next to him. She only really sat next to him because she felt sorry for him but when she got to know August more and more she became closer to him. Summer had no real close friends before and August was one of the first. The next person that became friends with August was a boy named Jack who August meets when some kids are showing August around the school. Jack liked August for who he was and he really like him a lot. They both became very close friends after that and August became to trust Jack and think he can be a loyal friend Jack ruins their friendship by going against August and saying very rude things about him behind his back. What Jack didn’t know was that Auggie was listening and heard Jack say those mean things about him to the other boys in school. The two boys eventually patched things up and they became the friends they used to be. There is a bully in school named Julian and he doesn’t care about anybody than himself. His mother, Melissa thinks that this school shouldn’t let kids that have special needs, like August come into the school. Well Julian has taken after his mother’s footsteps because he is always very rude to August and always talk behind his back saying things that are not true and saying things that are not very nice. Julian tries to turn the whole school against Jack just because Jack decides to keep on being friends with August.

    I rate this book a 9/10 because it was a great book, I could not stop reading this book it was very eye catching and I couldn’t put the book down. I think this book had a very motivating moral which would be not to judge a book by it’s cover.

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  48. I seriously hope someone is reading through these comments wondering if they are going to read this book because I am going to convince you that you should read it. I commented on this book last year but know that the movie is coming out in October!!! I just had to write something else. I know people say the like to watch the movies and not worrying about the book but the author has done an amazing job of really expressing all of the different emotions Auggie is having. If anyone reads the book and doesn’t cry, they have no heart. The book has so much more things which the movie would never be able to reach. PLEASE READ THIS BOOK, for your own sake.

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  49. Wonder is an amazing book!
    it is about a boy who has a face disorder and he can never fit in. his friends are really nice to him but when it comes to going to school it is the complete opposite. when he goes to school he gets bullied by nearly everyone. when his closest friend moves away he has no one to turn to he feels very left out.
    i would recommend this book for ages 10-13

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  50. best book ive read. i love how strong august is and how supportive his friends and family are.

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  51. Wonder. Even the book name whats you want to read it. This book made me cry on so many occasions. I didn’t want to put this book down because it kept my guessing every second word. My mind was blown after reading this and the vocabulary that they used in this was great. I would definitely recommend this to children that are having a hard time because they can have someone to relate to, Auggie. This book really grabbed me because it is told from all different characters points of view. This helped me to understand what all characters were feeling, not just one like normal books. I just simply love this book

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  52. Maeve said:

    Wonder is a relevant and heartfelt book. Authored by R.J. Palacio, Wonder’s message and moral is clear. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. The book is about 10 year old Auggie, who was born with a deformed face, he has been home schooled his entire life, but out of no where, suddenly he is sent to start school for the first time. The story continues with him learning to properly accept himself, and with the people around him accepting him too.
    Wonder has got to be one of my favourite books and I would recommend it to people of all ages.
    I would rate the book 10/10

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  53. This book is very sad but interesting. I love it because it is so touching and such a beautiful story. In this particular novel, I don’t have a favourite part because to me it is all interesting and emotional. I loved this novel because it has so many interesting facts and emotions relating to real life problems and what some people have to face day in and day out. I would recommend this book because it is such an emotional yet beautiful story. I would rate this book a 7/10 because of the characters involved, the emotion and the fun story it holds!

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  54. Ainsley said:

    Wonder is an amazing book and a real touching story line. I almost cried reading this. I would definitely read this book. It has all the different sides of the story and you really connect with how the characters are feeling 10/10

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  55. I would recommend the book ‘Wonder’ by Raquel j. Palacio. It is all about August and 11 year old boy who has never gone to school before because he has a deformed face. This book is tear-jerking, funny and loving all at the same time. It written from multiple points of views so you get to experience what it would be like from numerous roles. I would definitely recommend this book for Year 7 up and it is a great read 10/10

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  56. I loved this novel!! I would recommend this book to anyone ages 12+! This book is so inspiring in so many ways and demonstrates a really sensitive and heart felt example of bullying. August is so strong and determined. This book is written so well, I could feel the emotions that August was. There are parts where you are very close to tears! I would give it a definite 10/10 ! go read it.

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  57. This book is a very detailed and heart warming book. In the poltergeists eyes, he is a normal boy, but to everyone else, it’s a different story. August experiences many ups and downs throughout his life, but is lucky enough to have a great family to support him. August is a brave boy and tries to make many friends. But some boys start making fun of him but he pushes through the pain of people laughing and staring at him. He is so strong and has a beautiful soul. I would never be able to be as brave as him! The book is very good and I rate it a 9 out of 10! And would recommend it for people around 11+

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  58. isabel said:

    I love the book wonder, I think its a great way of teaching people that it doesn’t matter how you look you will always have friends who don’t care about what you look like. I love how he is a determined boy that will stay strong even when things get hard. I have just watch the trailer to the movie that is coming out and can’t wait to go watch it I have always wanted a movie to be created after the book. I love this book and would read it any time.

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  59. wonder, [the book] I have never read a book that has moved me so much, i believe Wonder is a book that lots of people should read. Wonder is a story about how a boy called August. August’s face is deformed. he goes through life with people staring at him and judging him with out even knowing who he is. August Pullman has been homeschooled because of the amount of surgeries he has had done on his face. One night things start to shift around through a conversation that happens between his mum and dad. The conversation is about how August should start school. At first August is not so convinced and doesn’t want to go, but as days go on he wonders and thinks about it and how it wouldn’t hurt trying something knew, so he decides to give it a try. August knew for sure that when he starts school he will have the same looks and stares from students as he gets from everyone every day. As he goes threw his first year at school there were some ups and downs, but things start to get better. As the story goes on it stops the first part of the book which is from august’s viewpoint and moves onto a different character in the book, which could be anyone. For example a member of august’s family, or a friend that he has met at school and they say there viewpoint and story about themselves and what they think of August.

    And so there is so much going on in the book and it is a great book to read and understand what he went threw. i recommend this book to students from year 4 and above, even adults should read this.

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  60. Aliana said:

    This is such a fantastic book! It’s about Auggie who has severe face deformity and about him going to school for the first time after being homeschooled all his life. I think we could all learn a lot from this book, it teaches you to not judge people by the way they look. It’s very inspirational book and is a great read. It proves that no matter what you’re going through great friends can almost always help you through. I love this book and I would like to read it again soon.

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  61. I recommend this book for ages 10-12 but any age can read this book even adults. The main character of the book is named August Pullman and he has a facial deformity which he hates because when he walks anywhere in public he gets stared at. I really like this book because you can feel the emotions that the author is trying to express and how hard it would be to be like that. My favorite part of the book is at the start when he describes himself. It is like you are there and you are Auggie and you feel everything. My least favorite part of the book is when the parents of Auggies class mate photo-shop Auggie out of the class photo. If I could change a part of this book i would probably change the part again where the parents photo-shop Auggie. I would instead write about his parents being nice to Auggie and being a good role model for their child. If you like fiction and books that are a little bit sad, then I would definitely recommend this book to you. It is a story that will touch your heart.

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  62. sophie said:

    I feel in love with the book wonder since the first word this book is definitely a tear jerker. its about a boy with a deformed face even with that he still lived normally which is a great message. I have read this about 10 times I love it I really want more books like this to be released. 10 – 10 and 11 yrs above.

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  63. Elizabeth said:

    This book is amazing. Although it at times is really sad it is a fantastic read. I defiantly needed three hankies for this book. And in the future I hope that they make a movie for this amazing read so people know that even if you are deformed or disabled on the inside you are the same as everybody else.

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  64. I really like this book because it shows that don’t judge people by how they look or what they like. I think everyone should read this book even adults because it teaches a good lesson. You may feel that this book teaches children not to judge books by covers, but, I felt that it teaches children bad lessons. Auggie got special treatment, and was given a medal just for, basically, being disabled. That tells people that disabled/handicapped people are special and different, and should be treated this way. When, in reality, disabled/handicapped people are normal, and shouldn’t be given awards for no reason. “Wonder” also teaches children that, if somebody is a bully, they deserve every shred of hate that is possible for them to receive. Julian was berated mercilessly throughout this book, and Jack said that he would want to KILL HIMSELF if he were Julian!! By the way, my favorite character was Julian. He was the one I could sympathize with the most. If somebody said that they would kill themselves if they were me, and then LAUGHED about it, I would be devastated. Wonder is one of those rare books that makes you want to hug everyone in it so tightly that they’ll have no doubt about how much you love them…and beyond that, it also makes you want to reach out and hug the whole world. It’s an upbeat, humorous, life-affirming story that deserves to be read—and it’s one that may just change its readers, too.

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  65. The book wonder is such an amazing book. I rate this book 10 out of 10 for the story line and not just being on one character but having a chapter on different characters and on their perspective of August

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  66. This novel is the epitome of not judging a book by it’s cover and I believe it’s a lesson everyone needs to learn. Reading this book put things into perspective for me that just because people look a certain way doesn’t mean anyone has the right to judge them. Wonder is an amazingly written book for all ages and will have an impact whether your 12 or 30 years old. I believe that it is a 10/10 rated novel and without a doubt believe it should be recommend for each and every student at SHC to read as it is an outstanding book and has such beautiful meaning to it.

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  67. I read this book in year four and just kept reading it! it is such an inspiring book and is very interesting as well. I like how it includes different perspectives of people that are included in Auggie’s life. The book is great for all ages between 10-15 because it is filled with good moments and messages. All the perspectives are different and the author uses specific details that make it easy to tell the age of the person talking/ writing. this book ha s a very good variety of seriousness and fun. I very highly recommend this book for anyone.

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  68. I loved this book. It is so heart warming and a lovely family friendly book. It really gets you imagination going. You have to get creative because they never tell you what he looks like so you have to imagine and put a face on him. It is a story that will make you feel very grateful for what you have. Enjoy!!

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  69. Clare said:

    The novel ‘Wonder’, is a heartfelt story which would inspire anyone, of any age. It’s a very easy read, I read it in a couple of hours, but boy does it pack a punch! It tells the story of Auggie, a young boy with a facial deformity, as he transitions into mainstream middle school. I really enjoyed this novel. It has the perfect balance of humour and sadness, all written in a sincere warmness, that makes the overall message so moving. I definitely cried in a few places in the book! The language is simple, but powerful, and anyone can read it regardless of age. I really liked reading from all the characters’ perspectives (except justin’s, which I thought was unnecessary), and I thought the story itself was really engaging. The only criticism I had was that although it finished very nicely and I was left very inspired, it just didn’t seem like a completely realistic ending. It was a bit to ‘happily ever after-esque’, which I enjoyed, but left me wondering if something like that could, as much as I would like it to, really happen in real life. In saying that, for younger, impressionable readers (and for older ones too!) it really does teach a very good and important message, so I would definitely recommend to anyone!

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  70. I really enjoyed the book wonder because it made me cry but it showed justice for all and helped to show that no one is in-powered and all people have a right to do what they want.

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  71. Hannah said:

    Wonder was an amazing book about a little boy born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a proper school. Until his mother deemed him old enough to go to a proper school rather than being homeschooled by her. Auggie started school in 5th grade at Beecher Prep. During his time at Beecher Prep, he went through constant bullying of his face. He kept his head up and got on with his life. His story was inspirational to me and lots of other people who have read his story. This book inspired us to be different and achieve our goals.

    R. J. Palacio wrote a heart warming and heart breaking novel at the same time for us to read. She has the readers laughing one minute and then wiping away our tears. I recommend this book to everyone that likes to be inspired, happy and sad at the same time. I would rate this book with a 9.5/10.

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  72. I loved Wonder. It was such a great book and it made me cry at the end. Auggie was such an inspirational character.

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  73. Ruby P said:

    ‘Wonder’ is one of my favourite books ever. It makes you have mixed emotion and is frankly a awesome book. It all about a boy who has had 27 surgeries on his face and goes to school to become a normal boy. Its so sad and everyone judges him by his looks but deep down inside he is the most insecure little guy and a huge softy! My Favourite Character in the book is Summer she is just a happy beautiful and caring person and she make you think that not everybody will judge you for what you look like she is one of those loyal friends you will never forget. My favourite part of the book was probably when they went to camp and they went to watch the movie and the people at the other school were mean. Auggie lost his hearing aid but his friends helped him through. I recommend this book for all ages as there is a moral behind this story that everyone should know, don’t judge a book by its cover. And I rate it a 9/10.

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  74. Wonder is such a great and heart warming book. when i was reading wonder it felt impossibles to put the book down. My favourite part of the book was when he won the award because he fells special and important and that makes me happy after i have read the book it is such a good ending. My favourite charter would have to be olivia because as his sister she stood up for him and took great care of him. I would defiantly recommend this book for everyone. it is a great book for teens and older. it is such a sad, happy and funny book all at once. I would rate this book a 10/10.

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  75. Wonder… where do i begin? This is by far my most favourite book ive ever read! My favourite part of the book Is towards the middle of the book when Auggie was talking about when he got his hearing aid! so descriptive! From start to finish i could not put the book down! Ive never read a book all at once like that before! I absolutely recommend this book, 10 out of 10! This book is for those who like an emotional yet inspiring read. I must admit… I did shed a few tears. Ok. Maybe a lot… my point is, make sure to have a box of tissues nearby!
    One of my favourite characters was Jack. Although at the beginning he was not very accepting and open minded and he was a bit judgemental, by the end he stuck up for whats right and helped Auggie out tremendously! My other Favourite is.. of course, Auggie. He is very inspiring the way he was tough, courageous and thick skinned.
    Make sure to read Wonder its truely an amazing book! A superb read!

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  76. Lauren said:

    This book is about a boy 12 years or so called Auggie, who is dealing with bullies about his appearance. This little boy has been dealing with facial deformities since he was born. This book is both really sad and great at the same time!! I really enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to other girls. The book has lots of messages and life lessons about how not to judge people by their appearance but their actions! I loved reading this book! A must read

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  77. Pippa said:

    Wonder is such an amazing inspirational book. My favourite character is definitely August. He has had such a rough start in life having about 27 surgeries already. August is some brave and courageous and has to put up with so many nasty people. Wonder was just one of those books that I couldn’t put down until I was finished. This book is such a heart touching book and I would strongly recommend it. I rate this book a 9/10. It was AMAZING and I hope you enjoy it as well!

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  78. wonder had inspired me sooooooooo much in so many ways, it makes me think about not to judge a book by its cover and like to love everyone for who they are. meeting new people can be hard, even though august was scared he over came his fear. jack was really nice to august which i think helped his confidence so much even though at the start of the book he didn’t really liked august but at the end he liked him for who he was.

    i think everyone should read this book because its sad but also helps confidence in others i rate wonder 9/10

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  79. caitlin said:

    This book is very touching. It opens both your mind and your heart. It really gives you some perspective about your worries, what you consider to be really important is no longer so. This book provokes thought,discussion and action.
    Being the new kid at any school is hard for anyone but especially for Auggie. He has facial deformities and is bullied because of this. Yet he is brave with every day. He builds friendships and stands up to the bullies. The book is very heart warming. 10/10

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  80. Wonder is such a great and heart warming book. when i was reading wonder it felt impossibles to put the book down. My favourite part of the book was when he won the award because he fells special and important and that makes me happy after i have read the book it is such a good ending. My favourite charter would have to be olivia because as his sister she stood up for him and took great care of him. I would defiantly recommend this book for everyone. it is a great book for teens and older. it is such a sad, happy and funny book all at once. I would rate this book a 10/10.

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  81. Sophie said:

    Wonder! It is such an emotional, touching exciting book. I just don’t know how to explain how much i think this book is the best book. You should definitely read it. When i first read it i was missing the point i think. So i read it again and boy did i miss out on allot. I was much more older now and could understand things more but this is such a great book to read. And if you are looking for a book for fun. You just don’t want to put the book down. You feel sorry for August here and there but in the end you realise that that’s what makes him, him. I can’t think of one part in this amazing book that didn’t touch my heart or that i didn’t enjoy. I think you should definitely read this book and take your time with it so you get the important message in it which is to be yourself and do what you do best. Once again i think everyone should read this brilliant book. You will for sure enjoy it:):)

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  82. This book is a heart warming book about a boy with facial disorders. He has a very hard time fitting in at his new school but throughout his first year there he overcomes many hurdles. I love this book and the august shows an extreme amount of courage and bravery. once you pick up this book you won’t be able to put it down, that it why i really recommend it for people at the age of 10+. I personally really enjoyed it and it made me want to try some other books with similar stories. Once you start reading you will LOVE IT! so go get it now!

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  83. Hannah said:

    This is my favourite book of all times!!!! August was the bravest person and he push through the most hardest times even though, it was not only hard for him it was also hard for his older sister, that he thought was normal. I would recommend this book to anyone because it is such an amazing book!
    I swear I have read it 50 times because it is so good! I rate it 10/10!!!

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  84. Georgie said:

    Wonder is such an amazing book! August has not had the best past as he has had around 27 surgeries, this causes him to not be the most ordinary child on the outside. August originally is home schooled by his parents. His parents change of mind leads to obstacles after obstacles for August, as if fitting in wasn’t already a challenge! His obstacles make him stronger as a person throughout the book. There is many life lessons in this book that everyone should respect such as: Not judging people by their looks. When the other school kids stare and whisper behind his back he doubts himself. His experiences did not prepare him for normal school…bullying and back-stabbing.
    Wonder truely explains the meaning of friendship and trusting someone. If you want to read a book on a big emotional adventure then you know what book to read!

    I would recommend Wonder to anyone who wants a heart-warming and inspiring book. I would rate Wonder about a 9/10 or 9 1/2 out of 10!

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  85. wonder is a very heart warming book. august is a average 10 year old child. but there is one problem. August was born with a rare disorder which makes his face mis shaped. seen as though August has this disorder, he has a lot of trouble fitting in with other students. his way of protecting himself from mean comments august likes to wear his hair down over his face. August’s mum and dad have tried everything to help. thankfully August found a beautiful girl called summer, who felt so sorry for Auggie she decided to be friends with him. if you ever have a chance to read this book definitely read it. I give it a 10/10 !!!!

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  86. georgia said:

    I love this book!! I felt really sorry August and what he was going through.I would recommend this book, to most ages. When I started reading this book I couldn’t stop!!I was very inspired by this book and what August in his journey of life. My favourite part was when he lost his hearing aid and his friends stood up for him against the bullies. August was the main character he was the inspiration for the whole book. I give this book a 10/10

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  87. This book is about a boy 12 years or so called Auggie, who is dealing with bullies about his appearance. This little boy has been dealing with facial deformities since he was born. This book tugs on your heart strings and shows who your real friends are. This book is very clever in the way they set there chapters up. Each chapter is about a different character telling there side of the story (main idea) which keeps you really intrigued. My favourite part was reading Auggies chapter it really taught me what some people could be dealing when they have a disability or are getting bullied. There are so many scenes in this book that really stand out to me like when theres a huge fight at a movie night but i wont say anymore GO CHECK IT OUT! trust me you will love this book 🙂

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  88. Grace said:

    This is a great book. It was a very heart warming book. It focuses on August a boy with a deformed face. He takes a brave step and goes to school. This is where his adventure starts. He has to deal with other kids at school. In some parts of the book you feel sorry for August because of how mean the other kids are to August. He makes a few good friends. This book is super engaging, you will not want to put it down once you start. Overall it is an inspiring and as you read it, you will have a smile on your face. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants an enjoyable read and a story with a great message. I give this book a 10 out of 10 rating for its creative writing and inspiring story.

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  89. Tia Powell said:

    When I read wonder it left an immeasurable hole in my heart. Wonder is about a boy named August that has a deformity in his face and has just started school and is judged by some of the bullies in the school. But he tries not to take in what the bullies say and goes on with life. August is a great character in the book, when your reading it he makes you feel like your him in the story. I would defiantly recommend this book to everyone of all ages and I would rate this a 10/10, It is one of the best books I’ve read.

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  90. This book was very touching to me and to my group as I read this in Literature circles and again afterwards. It is about a boy who moves schools and has a disease with his face. It tells us the story of this boy and how he grows, meeting new people and just growing as a person. The book is divided into sections demonstrating the opinions and story of characters and there point of view of the boy. I like this book because it shows different emotions and characteristics. It has drama, emotion, comedy and more. This book will get you hooked and it is a novel for all ages. I personally like this book because I can relate to it in different ways. If I could rate this book, I would rate it a 8/10. Everyone will like this book due to the different factors it offers. I would recommend this for girls and boys of all ages. So go ahead and give it a read!

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  91. Sophia said:

    I highly recommend this book to everyone. It is not only a inspirational and heart warming story to read, it teaches you so many things that you shouldn’t take for granted. This is because August the main character has a facial abnormality and his whole life he has been treated like an outcast, people staring or looking in horror, children running away, and above all being treated differently. Besides all this, August becomes stronger and braver throughout this book and ends up being one of the greatest role models ever. Therefore I rate this book very high, and everyone should definitely read this.

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  92. linara said:

    This book really gets you in the feeling and you get all the emotions when you are reading this book. There are many ways you can feel when reading this book. When I read it i felt like there was no right way of telling if it was right or not.

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  93. Sienna said:

    wonder is a great book, i read it last year and it really opened my eyes to what was happening to disabled children in school . It made me really sad to hear the names people were calling Auggie and how people were embarrassed to be his friend. this book really showed some of school societies real problems like bullying, popularity, friendship problems and this list could go on forever.
    for me this book was quite confronting to read and it is a very good and captivating story that helps everyone realise how lucky we really are.
    this book is great for 10-16 year olds but there is no restrictions!!! i 100% recommend this book for everyone!!!

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  94. Millie said:

    This book has been the best books I’ve ever read. It makes you feel for Auggie,a boy who has had 27 surgeries on his face and is deformed from birth. He often says: “whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.” He is the sweetest person in the universe, although many people don’t treat him that way. It’s so sad that everyone judges him by his looks but deep down inside he is the most caring and sensitive yet strong person. My favourite character would have to be Auggie, as he’s the main character. This book has friendship breaking and making, humour and love throughout the book. I rate this book 100%.

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  95. Eleanor said:

    wonder is a fantastic story that will probably make you cry I know I did! It’s a inspiring story about a disabled boy but not disabled in that way his face was just not like regular kids It’s totes sad but by far one of my favourite books 9/10.

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  96. Stephanie said:

    Wonder is a magnificent & emotional book. August (Auggie) is a young boy who has normal hobbies, talents and interests, but Auggie is not ordinary. He was born with a disfigured face. Auggie gets and lot of stares when he is walking down the street.But Auggie is very scared, because it is time for him to start middle school, and he has never been to school! He thinks that he will get teased and laughed at, and that would be his nightmare. What follows is an amazing story about fitting in and growing up, and how one boy can change the lives of those around him. I give this book a 10/10!!!

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  97. Priscilla said:

    I LOVE THIS NOVEL!!!
    This is a beautiful heart-warming book, with inspirational morals and sweet messages that mean something in real life. The message it gives me is don’t judge a book by it’s cover, and always be brave and show kindness. It was all about August with his deformed face and about all the friendships he makes at Beacher Prep. It wasn’t easy though, August gets bullied and made fun of. But August stays determined and strong with his courageous friends, protective family and daisy the adorable and loveable dog by his side. This book is amazing because it really is just like what happens in reality, and all the morals mean something in real life too. Another reason this book is excellent is because it makes you use your imagination, The book had me dying to look at his face and know what the other characters see. But all the book said was “Whatever you’re thinking, It’s probably worse”. The story is a tearjerker, I was on the verge of crying at one point. I love this book because it has different chapters that show everyones point of view and perception, there is Via; protective and loyal, Summer; my role model, kind and compassionate, Jack; one of the people who judge’s books by their front cover but then saw August for what he was, And there is a bonus chapter where Julian truly shows his deep feelings and truths. Young or Old, This is your ideal book if you love emotional tales that truly touch your heart. 9/10.
    A wonderful read!

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  98. Wonder by R.j. Palacio is a heartwarming story of a young boy; August Pullman who has been homeschooled all his life, until one day his parents decide to enroll him at Beacher prep. Although it isn’t all as easy as it sounds, he’s not only the new kid but August isn’t a normal boy, although he may play video games and act like a normal kid, he was born with a facial deformity which makes having a normal life and going to school hard. I really loved this book and think it has a beautiful story, courageous and determined characters and a strong and thoughtful message; don’t judge a book by its cover. My favourite part of the book is how it’s written in each characters point of view because you can understand why some people did what they did even though it may of hurt someone they did it for another reason which I find really interesting. My favourite character is Olivia; August’s sister because she doesn’t stand anyone making rude comments or being mean to August, that is what a big sister should always be like. I would definitely recommend this book to people looking for a great heartwarming story full of adventure and courage, ages 10+

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  99. i really enjoyed the movie Wonder. It was one of the most beautiful and amazing stories i have ever read. It is so gripping and engaging. It is about August Pullman a ordinary 10 year old boy who does ordinary things but he was born with terrible facial abnormality. This book is written in the perspective of August himself and also in the perspective of some of his friends and family. The book is about August finally going to school and his experience. It is a sad but funny and amazing book. I definitely recommend it!!!!! 10 out of 10!

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  100. isabel said:

    This is my favourite book of all times. He was the bravest person, to push through the hard times and even though it was hard not only by people but for a little bit by his own sister that he thought she thought he was normal. I would recommend this to anyone it was fabulas and I had to read it over and over, I rate this a 10/10

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  101. Jessie said:

    I love this book, it’s so good but really sad. August is an inspiring person and this book should teach us all to never treat people different because they are different. My favourite part is when August mets Jack. I love this part because it’s so sweet and someone finally listens to August. My favourite character is August because he is so strong and is an inspiration because he has lot’s of courage and never gives up on what he wants. I love this book because it’s really sad and interesting. I recommend it to everyone, I give it a 9/10.

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  102. Lizzie said:

    Wonder is such a great book to ready it will make very cry even when u read the first page it is so sad but happy at the same time, I love this book. It really makes you think how lucky we all are so have just happy friends and families. Summer is just a nice person in this book, as she is really the only one who is kind and caring to August, as she in invites August to sit with her at lunch times. I recommend this book to everyone who loves inspiring books. I rated it an 8

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  103. Wonder is an amazing book to read, it so is inspiring and really touches your heart.
    It is definitely something to read if you really like sad and inspiring books.
    It has amazing and surprising parts in this book and you just think to yourself “REALLY’ but it is a fantastic story to read with friends, family or just by yourself.
    The best thing I like about this book is that you feel like you are the character, and that proves that the author really knows how to do that amazing and incredible stuff.
    A part that is really sad is when people tease him about how he looks, that is so mean and sad and I can’t believe that people would do that.
    I really hope that you read this incredible book, I recommend this book for 8 1/2, it is suitable for really all ages.

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  104. Mycalah said:

    I absoulutly loved this book, it was a real tear jerker, i couldnt stop crying right through it. August was a beutiful hearted character, i loved him. He was a courageous boy, and definelty had a lot more bravery then i will ever have. I really look up to Summer for her gift of absoulute Generosity, she is a lovely character in the book. August was born with a serious facial diesese that prevented him from going to main school. He then started at mainstream school in 5th grade and really struggled in the first few weeks of school.

    My favourite bit of the book was when summer Came up to Auggie at the Cafeteria table and sat with him, not to make fun of him, but she did it to be his friend.
    10/10 by far, I LOVED IT< GREAT BOOK!!!!

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  105. Anneliese said:

    Wonder is an inspirational piece. It is absolutely heart stopping. The friendship and relations in this book is so sad but proves what happens in the real word, everything will end out ok know matter how strange or different you may be. I rate this book a 100/10 *****. I recommend this book to anyone willing to read.

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  106. Wonder is such an inspiring book, that makes you want to keep on reading and never stop!
    It is full of happy, brave and sad moments and i guarantee you won’t be able to read through the book without shedding a tear!

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  107. Wonder is a truly inspiring book in how the message of kindness is spread throughout it. Auggie Pullman is a 10 year old boy who has spent his childhood having operations on his face. Because of how he looks, the way people react to him can be different to what how they might for other people. Through the book we hear this incredible story through perspectives of all different people who’s lives have interconnected with Auggie’s. These stories really let us see their personalities in how they go about welcoming Auggie into their lives. It is an amazing book with a huge message of kindness in it and I would definitely recommend it to others whether they are young or old.

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  108. Wonder is truly inspiring and touching, at times is very sad and pulls on the heart strings. Then again it is such a feel good book and really makes you smile. I love how the book is set out, for each chapter they have a different character telling the story in their perspective. I think it’s really clever how the author does that so we get to feel and get to know all the characters personally. It is an absolute must! I would recommend this book to people who love a sad, happy and inspiring book. I rate it 10/10

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  109. Holly said:

    Wonder… where do i begin? This is by far my most favourite book ive ever read! My favourite part of the book Is towards the middle of the book when Auggie was talking about when he got his hearing aid! so descriptive! From start to finish i could not put the book down! Ive never read a book all at once like that before! I absolutely recommend this book, 10 out of 10! This book is for those who like an emotional yet inspiring read. I must admit… I did shed a few tears. Ok. Maybe a lot… my point is, make sure to have a box of tissues nearby!

    One of my favourite characters was Jack. Although at the beginning he was not very accepting and open minded and he was a bit judgemental, by the end he stuck up for whats right and helped Auggie out tremendously! My other Favourite is.. of course, Auggie. He is very inspiring the way he was tough, courageous and thick skinned.

    Make sure to read Wonder its truely an amazing book! A superb read!

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  110. Genevieve K said:

    Wonder is a beautiful and fascinating story about a little boy who doesn’t seem to fit in, no matter how hard he tries, despite being just the same as everyone else on the inside. The relationships August has with his family and his friends are extremely sweet and their support is inspiring.
    The novel is told from a variety of different perspectives which is interesting because it provides insight into what the other characters are feeling and makes you understand why they did the things they did.
    Overall, this book is wonderful (as the title suggests) and I would recommend it to everyone, 8.5/10

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  111. I think Wonder is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. It’s inspiring on some many levels and it really resonated with me. It’s about this 10 year old boy August Pullman or Auggie as he prefers to be known as who lives with a rare medical condition resulting in many facial deformities. What’s interesting about this book is that throughout the whole story the author never describes Auggie’s face, nor are there any pictures, it’s just left up to our imagination. Anyway, Auggie has been homeschooled his entire life because of his disability until his parents decide to enrol him and Beecher Prep, a private school in Manhattan. Going to school for the first time proves to be a challenge for Auggie particularly with his disability and he is met with judgement and forms of bullying. The book follows Auggie’s journey through his first year at school and with each section of the book is a different voice, exploring the many ways in which friends and family live with Auggie’s difference and how it impacts their lives. This book is truly extraordinary. It is a really easy read but it is so beautifully written. A truly inspirational book, you will have tears in your eyes. I rate this book a 10/10!

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  112. Wonder is an amazing, heart warming and thought provoking book. It really gets you thinking about the concept of bullying. The book is about a young boy who has a physical disorder that caused his face to be undeveloped. Despite how August looks he is a normal young boy who likes to do normal things that normal young boys do. When August and his parents decide to enrol him into school his whole wold changes.

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  113. wonder is an inspirational book about living with differences and learning to over come challenges. august is a boy living with facial deformity and is struggling to fit in at his new school but with the help of some friends he learns some valuable lessons of learning to except yourself. august is a courages character that deserves a lot of recognition for being himself

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  114. Caitlin said:

    This book is spellbind it intices the reader and takes you into a new mindset.With so many twists and turns following Auggie on his adventure the reader would get dizzy!!!!!!!!!!!!My favourite part of the book was the award ceremony. This book overwhelmed my emotions. I would give it 10/10

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  115. My thoughts on Wonder after reading the whole book are that this book has pulled me in and won’t let go. The book is full of emotion that makes you want to keep reading until you’ve finished, at one point in this book I was on the verge of crying. I am really enjoying the storyline of this book, and the way that it changes from Auggie’s, to Via’s to Summer and then to Jack’s point of view. I have started to get my head around how hard school is for Auggie, and that my first day at SHC would have been nothing compared to Auggie’s. I feel really apologetic when Auggie explains the hardships that he has to go through at school including the ‘plague’ when no one is allowed to touch him, so they go out of their way to make sure that they go no where near Auggie, stuff like this must be obvious to Auggie and very hard for him. Personally I have never experienced bullying or that difficult of hardships, but from reading this book I have started to realise why bullying, cyber bullying and physical buying have become such a common dilemma around the world, and also how much that it needs to be stopped. My favourite character is now Via, she demonstrates a lot of big sister qualities that a lot of kids with a brother like Auggie wouldn’t have, as a big sibling myself I think that it would be quite difficult to do so. My aunty has down syndrome and she finds it very difficult to read write and talk, she has never been to school or had an education but my family have always been a massive support to my grandma in taking care of her. I can extremely imagine that school for her would be immensely tough, though Auggie has a similar problem, and he battles through school, which i believe is an amazing achievement. When my grandpa passed away 2 years ago, i found it very hard to deal with, like Auggie and Via loosing their gran, I cried and cried, because a massive part of my family had been taken away from us, I found it really hard to get my head around the fact that i wouldn’t see him again, but I realised that he was in a better place. Auggie, with a disability probably would not have understood this concept at the time, but Via did, and it seemed as if the rock in her world had left her.

    This book has showed me different aspects in life that i had never thought were here, it is like an informative book, but not like a boring textbook, its a book that everyone should read.

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  116. Wonder was such an inspirational book in so many ways. It’s about a boy called August and he talks about how he wants people to see him and his personality not his face. August just went on with his life and acted just like a normal boy should with the normal life, he did not let people let people think of him as different. Jack is one of August’s best friends at the start he didn’t want anything to do with him but as Jack got to know him they got to be really good friends.

    It was so hard to put this book down! My favourite part of the book was when August was on camp and how everyone stood up for him. It really sent a good message to the readers, I also love how it has his family and friends point of view it really made a good way of making the book more interesting.

    I would really recommend this book to anyone who wants to read something different and inspiring. I’d have to rate it 10/10 it’s amazing!

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  117. I loved the book Wonder. It was a really sad but happy at the same time. I feel really sorry fro August and what he must be going through. I would give this book an 8/10. There was no boring bits during the book and in this book there would be some heartwarming happy moments but some super sad parts of the book. I loved reading this book because you really wanted to read on. I would defiantly recommend this book.

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  118. A few years ago I read the book Wonder.
    Wow, before I read Out Of My Mind, I thought that this was a book like no other. I love the characters in this book, the plot and how it all ties together. My favourite character is Summer because on the first day of school when she sees August sitting by himself, she feels sorry for him and sits with him. Summer didn’t really realise that she would be good friends with August. I really don’t like Julian though because be’s a spoilt brat and doesn’t think about anyone else but himself and makes August’s life miserable. But this book can be really funny as well and has a great moral to it.

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  119. Chloe said:

    I thought Wonder was a really sad but at the same a really happy and exciting book to read. It had many complications but they always ended with a wonderful solution! 10/10. Love it!

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  120. ‘Wonder’ is one of my favourite books ever. I borrowed it from the library once and it made me tear up, I couldn’t take my eyes off it! ‘Wonder’ is about a little boy named August (people call him Auggie) who was born deformed and by going to school, learns the importance of friendship. Some people at his school bully him but he tries to not let it get to him. At the end of the year he graduates from primary school. From being a quiet boy that makes every one scream the moment they see him to being one of the most popular kids in the school. The Author of this book is trying to tell people that you shouldn’t judge someone by how the look. One of the quotes that really stood out to me in the book was ‘Don’t try to fit in, when you’re born to stand out…’ Orgi shows empathy and commitment because he knows how others feel when they are being bullied because he has been bullied before, and he is committed to finish his last year of primary school. I give this book a 10 out of 10 because it teaches you a lot and what you should do if you are in the same situation. I recommend this book to people who love tear-jerker books.

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  121. i believe wonder is one of the best books i have ever read, it is a very heart felt book and made me really appreciate the things that i didn’t realise even mattered.
    wonder is all about a boy (August) who was born with a deformed face and how much he struggled with people staring at him and making fun of him. So when his mum and dad suggested the idea of going to school to him it was a definite no, but as he thought real hard about it he decided to go. At school he learns lots of things testing friendship, loyalty, honesty and he had to learnt how to stand up to bullies and always… well most of the time to stay positive no matter what.
    Wonder has so many moments where my tummy just sink un a where what to feel. Wonder is over all just a beautiful book with a very inspirational story that i absolutely loved and im sure you will to!

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  122. I really like the book Wonder. We had to read it for school last year and I really liked it. It is an amazing book and i would read it over and over again, Just because August doesn’t look normally doesn’t mean that he docent have a good heart on the inside, It also mean
    DONT JUDGE PEOPLE ON THE WAY THEY LOOK. I would rate this a 9/10 and i would say that people over the age of 9-10 should read this story

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  123. Geilee said:

    I liked the book wonder, it’s about a 10-year-old boy named August Pullman called Auggie. He has always been home school because he has a facial disfiguration. He doesn’t have any friends and every time someone passes him they look away to hide their horror. I like this book because it is a good story and it tells us how it is to live in a life of a disadvantaged person. My favourite part of the book was probably when they went to camp and they went to watch the movie and the people at the other school were mean. Auggie lost his hearing aid but his friends helped him through. Olivia or via because even though her younger brother looks different she stills loves him. She looses her best friend and she has an emotional rollercoaster but she hangs on. I don’t think I could relate to any of the characters but I can tell how they are feeling through out the book. I don’t really have a least favourite part of the book the whole book was pretty good and there was no boring parts in the book. I would make it so Jack doesn’t betray Auggie because it was really sad. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that doesn’t have a book this book is really good. It has a good story in it and teaches people what it feels to be like in a disadvantaged life. This is good book for any age.

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  124. I loved the book Wonder, a book about a twelve year old boy with a facial deformity. All his life being homeschooled except one day, when his parents decided to enroll him into school. My favourite thing about this book is that it has many chapters but each chapter has a different character’s view of the story and what was happening while another person was doing this and what that character thought/what was going on in their mind. My favourite character is defiantly is Via, his older sister because she is so lovely to her little brother and stands up for him and trys to protect him. My least favourite part is when the little boy finds out someone he thought he could trust was talking about him behind his back. I would definitely recommend this book to others of any ag

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  125. I would definitely recommend the book wonder. It is so good and has heaps of emotional parts in it of how kids don’t respect others with disabilities. A really sad book with some quite memorable moments that are extremely upsetting. This book is about a boy who has a very serious disability that he struggles with. I reckon you will love it its so GOOOOD!! I loved but i don’t want to give any more away because its great!!

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  126. Chelsea said:

    I loved this book!
    Wonder is a really interesting book. It’s about a 10 year old boy named August, who has a severe facial deformity. He goes to school for the first time, after being home-schooled all his life. He faces all the stugges with bullies and being excepted. Along the way he meets a lovly girl called Summer, she doesn’t care what anyone thinks of him. I really like the way that the story is told from different points of view, it puts a interesting spin of the story. This a really inspiring book, that everyone should read! I recomend it to ages 10 + and rate it 9/10.

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  127. This is really good I read this book about an year ago and I fell in this with this book I couldn’t stop reading it I recommend to read it

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  128. Wonder is such an inspiring book. It has taught me how important it is to not judge a book by its cover. I cannot imagine how hard it would be to be the main character, Auggie, it would be heartbreaking for everyone to look at you like you were from outer space. His mother made a risky decision to send him to school and there was one boy there who really didn’t understand August. At school, August learnt so many new things, he taught himself to be confident and to believe in himself. My favourite character in the book was summer, one of Auggie’s best friends because she didn’t care what others thought and she remained Auggie’s friend even though people talked about her behind her back. I would rate this book an 8.5/10 because it was a really inspiring book and it was also quite interesting.

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  129. Wonder. The book that will leave you crying, laughing, sobbing and reflecting. Wonder is the inspirational story about a August Pullman a 10 year old boy with a severe facial deformity. He has been homeschooled his entire life and when he turns eleven his parents make a decision that would change his life. To send him to school. School had always been a scary to August and he was willing to do anything so that he didn’t have to go. At school he experienced Violence, Leadership, Friendship, Education and other qualities that he had never faced before. With a storyline that will melt you heart Wonder is a something for those who enjoy inspirational, sad and beautiful books.

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  130. a book that i recommend is a book called wonder. Wonder shows all sides to a 10 year olds life, its about a boy who knows he ‘doesn’t fit in’ and knows he is the most popular or smartest , but he ends up growing into a man that knows that there is much more to life than being popular and being the best at sport and thats why i love it because in the world that we live in today a lot of people think that is what life is about. I recommend this book to people who need to search for the true meaning of living

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  131. Darcie said:

    What a amazing book! I read this book in lit circles in year seven. At first when I was told Wonder was the book I was reading, I was like “Oh”. But as I got into the book it started to reveal more about Auggie and his story/life. The book is about a young boy who’s nickname is Auggie, he has a body defect which is called “Mandibulofacial Dysostosis” it is quite scary to look at but is very uncomfortable for them to live with! The book has a very inspirational message, I think the message is “No matter what you look like you are special in your own unique way” and Auggie accepts that. It takes you on a amazing journey and there is a lot of events which are so intriguing. I recommend this book for all ages. And I rate it a 8/10 🙂

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  132. Martha said:

    This is a really great book. It has a great message behind the story which is.. “don’t judge someone by there looks, judge them by there personality.” My favourite bit is the part where summer (a girl in the book) comes and sits next to august, and they become best friends. This book is very inspiring book and has a very strong meaning. I think the author has done a really good job at making the story as real as possible because the whole time i was reading this novel I knew exaclty what was going on and i felt like I was right next to august. I rate this book 10/10. and I recommend it for all ages!

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  133. This is such a beautiful novel, and I have read it over and over.
    I love the whole idea of this book about a boy who isn’t the same as everyone else and he has to try and survive school. He has to go through many bullies but also meets many friends who always stick up for him in the hard times.
    Going to school is a big privilege for August as he would of never thought that he would get there especially when the way he looks as he is deformed.
    When he got to school and was brave all i wanted to do was give him a big hug because I felt proud of him.
    In this book i love the way that it is set out as there is different parts of the book by all the characters point of view, and it’s so good that they are all so respective of august.
    I know that everyone fall in love with this book just like I did and I recommend it to everyone at any age. I also rate this 10/10!!!

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  134. Jessica W said:

    Wonder is an inspiring book and very different from other books. The book is told from several people’s perspictives. The main character has a face deformitive and deciedes to go to school after 13 years of home school. The message in this book is straight forward, it doesn’t matter what you look like, it’s your personality.

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  135. Wonder was such an inspiring novel that I recommend for all ages. I think thats it’s very clever how the author wrote the book from many peoples perspectives. The message from the book is that no matter what you look like you are special.

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  136. Georgia said:

    What a WONDERful plot this book has. It’s such a heart-touching book. It’s about a little boy whose face doesn’t look the same as all of ours. This, though, he has learnt to live with live with. He has learnt to live with all the staring, the pointing and whispering behind hands. The whole time while reading the book I kept thinking about how I would feel if this was me. If suddenly I was whispered about a pointed at. This little boy, named Auggie (August), is so inspirational. He holds his head high, and doesn’t let bullying get the better of him. We could all take a leaf out of his book. My favourite character in the book is his sister Olivia (Via), because she is strong and she never lost hope in Auggie and stuck by his side. She never deserted him. I would rate this book 10/10. It’s such a touching story.

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  137. Wonder is a really interesting story. It is about a boy who has a deformed face and gets bullied a lot for it. He stands up for himself and his friends while his friends do the same. It is a story I could not put down! It is beautifully written and a great read. I recommend this book for anyone over 10 and rate it a 9/10

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  138. The book ‘Wonder’ was so good I just couldn’t put the book down. It just makes you want to read more and more. I love how his friend Summer likes august just the way he is and doesn’t judge him. The bit that was really sad I thought when he went on camp and one of the older boys he meets in the forrest takes his really expensive hearing aids, I just thought this was really mean. I have read the book 3 times and I think I might go for a fourth!. I recommend this book for anyone 10 or over and rate this an 10/10.

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  139. i read wonder last year and i found it so amazing and inspiring august the main charceter has a deformed face and he is starting school he gets picked on but remans strong his family gets him though hard times, i really enjoyed this book and i rate it a 8/10

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  140. lottie said:

    august is boy with facial deformity. for the first time at 10 years old he is starting a real school which he is terrified of and just wants to fit in. this book really makes you think about things, like not to judge people on the way they look. this book really shows you that underneath it all he is just like them a young ten year old that enjoys everything they enjoy, watches the shows they all watch and has the same hobbies. i would recommend this book to pop;e who like eye opening stories and things that happen in reality. its a great book and defiantly deserves a 10/10!!!

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  141. I would recommend this book to all ages, all personalities and all genre lovers! this book has adventure, romance and fabulous displays of friendships. i love how this book urges you to read on and how its written in different parts. i really hope this book becomes a movie because it really needs more publicity. i would rate this book 10/10 because there is nothing i don’t like about it.

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  142. I really like the book Wonder. We had to read it for school last year and I really liked it. Its about a boy August and he has a deformed face. You get to discover his life in different perspectives. I really liked this book because it was different to other books. It was written from his perspective and his family and friends perspectives of the story. I recommend this book to people who like books with sadness and happiness. I rate this a 7.5 / 10

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  143. Amy Lizmore said:

    I really like this book.

    My favourite character is August because he is so strong and he just keeps going no matter what happens. He is strong and determined.

    I would recommend this book to people who like a book that follows a story.

    I like this book because it has a realistic book not an adventure story with witches or warlocks. It is down to earth.

    If you like heart-touching books you will love this book. I was so upset on how the other characters treated him.

    I wish I could change how the other characters treated August.

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  144. darcieshum said:

    At first when I was told that I was reading this book for English Lit Circles I was like “Ohh Great” but then as I started to read this book I couldn’t stop even though we had to in our sections. It is one of the best books I have ever read and that is mainly to do with the Adventure Auggie goes on! I cant believe he can live with people looking at him all the time and wondering why he looks like that. This book takes you on a fun and sometimes sad journey! My favourite character is Auggie because he shows so much courage to go to school and put up with the teasing and judgement he gets, But deep down in side of Auggie is a nice and caring boy. There are some parts in the novel where I was nearly crying but then some are so funny you sometimes laugh out loud! Overall I love this book and would love to read it again. I would rate this book a 8.5/10 and that is because I loved how the author brought a real life situation and made it funny and sad and a intreating journey! I would recommend this to everyone who loves a Journey and real life situation with a twist!

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  145. Kayla said:

    “Wonder”!!! One of the best books i have read! I loved it. It is about a boy our age who has a face deformation. He has to live with and put up with people looking at him constantly and wondering why he looks like that. This book takes you on his journey through middle school.I always wanted to keep reading the book because it was so relatable and i just pictured myself in his shoes. I rate this book a 9/10 and recommend it for people from the age of 8 – 16. Such a great book:)

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  146. Stefanie said:

    i just read this book for lit circles and i loved it! I think this book is such a good book it shows you don’t have to be perfect to be ordinary. I think its such a good book to start off with when you’re starting a new bigger school like sacred heart. My Favourite Character in the book is Summer she is just a happy beautiful and caring person and she make you think that not everybody will judge you for what you look like she is one of those loyal friends you will never forget. As soon as i got to the last page i was getting into the book and i just couldn’t resist myself from reading the next few pages but i managed to put my ipad down. The author really does know how to hook you into the book.

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  147. Grace said:

    I would recommend this novel to anyone with the ability to read ! August is a strong and determined child who chooses to overcome the ups and downs he encounters throughout his life. This book is so inspiring in so many ways and demonstrates a really sensitive and heart felt example of bullying. This story is written so well, I could feel the emotions that August was. It is so unbelievable what he has to go through EVERY SINGLE DAY ! There are some parts in the novel that can get you to near tears and other parts where you can be just astounded at the extent some people will go to to make someone feel bad about themselves. But all in all I absolutely adored this book and would give it a definite 10/10 !

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  148. Bianca said:

    I believe that this book Wonder is a heart-touching book. We’re only meant to read parts of the book but I keep reading more chapters. August is a lovely kid, even though on his face he has had many surgeries but hasn’t change, he is no different to any other child. I would really like to buy a book, it’s so interesting. He made a friend named Summer and she was so nice because she sat next to Auggie on the first day because she felt sorry for him. I rate this book 10/10. If you have the chance to read it, I strongly believe you should!!

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  149. This book by far has been the best book I have ever read. It makes you have mixed emotion and is frankly a awesome book. It all about a boy who has had 27 surgeries on his face. He says “whatever your thinking, its probably worse.” He is the sweetest little kid in the universe. Its so sad and everyone judges him by his looks but deep down inside he is the most insecure little guy and a huge softy! My favourite character would have to be Auggie aka August, he’s the main character. This book has friendship breaking and making, humour and love throughout the book from his family. I rate this book 10/10

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  150. Ella Cairns said:

    I was chosen to do this book in Lit-circles this term for an assessment task. Since we are not allowed to read the whole book (only parts) I will base this book review on the chapters I’ve read… Auggie in his heart badly wants to be ordinary but outside is the problem. Auggie has a problem with this face which happened as he was developing in this mums tummy. Auggies himself narrates the book saying a heart-breaking sentence on the first page…”What-ever you think my face looks like, it’s probably worse”. Its a book that you can not put down but I seem to have to because I’m not allowed to read ahead… IT’S TORTURE!!!!! Great book 9-10

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  151. Mikhayla said:

    This book is a very detailed and heart warming book. August is an ordinary boy to himself, but to everyone else , its a different story. The one day August goes to school for the first time, and its not primary school but it’s middle school. August is a brave boy and tries to make friends. But some boys start making fun of him but he pushes through the pain of people laughing and staring at him. I would never be able to be as brave as him! The book is very good and I rate it a 10 out of 10!

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  152. This book is really well writen. I enjoyed every minute of it. During the book I realised how lucky I really am. He went through so much and I can’t possible imagine how I could do it. I love how everyone gets to have their own perspective on whats happen, not just coming from 1 person. I loved the character Summer because she doesn’t care about what he looks like and she is always hoping to see if he is ok. Recommend this to anyone because it is so entertaining and you can never put this book down. 🙂

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  153. I recommend the book wonder to anyone! The book wonder is amazing and also a bit sad! The main character August has a face malfunction and is having trouble fitting in at his new school. His Mum and Dad try anything to help him. As his face has had so many surgery reconstructions he has been home schooled. August finds a girl named Summer who likes August for who he is. Where as a boy named Julian starts leading the bullying attacks! I recommend this book to anyone who likes a bit of a sad story. I rate this book a 9/10.

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  154. Tahlia said:

    I have read this book three times and each time it has got better and better. I think this book is a wonderful book and it is telling you it doesn’t matter if you are different be brave an make friends. I would give this book a rating of 10/10 because it is in my top 10!!!!!!!!!

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  155. I recommend the book Wonder. It is a really deep and thoughtful book that is not only a good read but it also teaches you life lessons.I learnt from this book not to take life for granted because we really don’t know how lucky we have it. August is the main character and he has a face malfunction. I absolutely love this book and always read it. I’d defiantly recommend this book to anyone who wants a great read or an inspiration story. This book is defiantly 10/10!

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  156. Miffy said:

    Wonder. The title says it all. August is an ordinary kid o the inside but on the outside he knows he isn’t. He is a self-conscious kid who can tell exactly when people do the ‘look-away’ thing or stare. It isn’t easy being August. He has to have surgeries and has the hard challenge of starting school at the age of 10. Wonder had it’s ugly bits like in the woods where there were bullies and when Jack said those mean things about August that he didn’t really mean. Reading Wonder however was a bit of a challenge. it is a book that really needs to be read consecutively other-wise you miss the plot. Even though there isn’t really one. I loved the book but the read it was tricky. It puts acres many good messages about friend-ship and being a good person, which is what I like to see on a book.

    I would recommend Wonder for anyone who wants a heart warming read and for ages 11+.

    I rate wonder 8/10 for morals, truthfulness and humour.

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  157. Wonder was such an inspiring novel in so many ways, from being different , to achieving a dream, to meeting new people, to getting picked on by people this book i could NOT put down.
    August was such a good character and also someone you would feel sorry for but he put his head up high and went on wit life.
    Jack was a very sweet boy to August. At the start he did not want to have to be friends with August but then he soon realised that behind the face was another boy just like him.

    My favourite part in this book (even though there was heaps of great parts) would have to be when beecher prep is on camp and August and Jack go into the woods with others and August gets bullied and loses his hearing aid. But his friends stood up for him and that would be a hard thing to do. They made sure August was ok and took him back. It sends a very good message out for readers.

    I would recomend this book to girls who like a inspiring, happy but sad novel. i rate it 10/10 by far!

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  158. I’d like to recommend the book ‘Wonder.’ This book brought me to tears for all the wrong reasons. Wonder is about a boy with a deformed face, though it never stopped him from living a normal life which is what I love about the book. I read this book last year and even now, can still remember what happens. I’d hope in the future this book becomes a movie because it would show that we can’t judge others from what they look like. I would rate this book a 10/10 !

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