Wonder Book Review - R.J. Palacio
The book Wonder by R.J. Palacio begins with an introduction to August Pullman, the main character, who is also known as Auggie. It begins how R.J. Palacio describes how August has Treacher Collins Syndrome, which is a face disorder. August is not at school, as he is homeschooled. The story is about how August begins going to school, instead of being homeschooled. When he goes to meet his principal, Mr. Tushman. Without August knowing, Mr. Tushman announces they're taking a tour. Mr. Tushman also says that Auggie will meet some of the students that will take him around for a tour. Jack-Will, Julian and Charlotte take them around. Charlotte is a pretty nice girl, but Julian is very rude to August. Jack-Will is on and off to start with, what will happen next? Well, lucky for you I wrote this book review saying how good the book is so you'll go out and buy it!
I really liked the book Wonder because it shows how you can't judge a book by its cover, except instead, you can't judge a person by their face. August shouldn't have to worry in school with bullies and people that talk behind his back, whether he has Treacher Collins Syndrome or not. There are lots of people that get bullied, even if they don't have a disorder, too.
Auggie gets bullied because of his disorder, which R.J. Palacio shows isn't okay. I think it's awesome the way she was inspired to write the book: She had seen a child with Treacher Collins Syndrome at an ice cream parlour and lots of other kids were staring. She did her own research and was inspired to write the book Wonder. It's really cool how she included that scene in the book! This is where Jack-Will has a flashback to when he saw a kid with Treachers Collins Syndrome and then he realised it was Auggie.
I also really liked Wonder because it can be funny, sad, happy, silly, and most importantly, it can be a Wonder.
There are a few books about Wonder, but most of them are just about every characters point of view. But there is a book called 'We're All a Wonder' which is basically a short story for younger people.
Overall, I think I'd rate Wonder a 4 out of 5 and I am so excited to see the movie!
Book Review by Grade 5 Girl