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The primary setting of the Wonder takes place in August's neighborhood of North River Heights, which he says is at the tip of Manhattan. R.J. Palacio's celebrated story Wonder explores the trials...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2020 4:40 pm UTC

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In R.J Palacio’s novel Wonder, August (Auggie) Pullman’s chief challenges are gaining acceptance from his peers and staying brave in the face of adversity. While these are both challenges faced by...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2018 4:51 pm UTC

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At the beginning of the novel, August says, "I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse" (page 3). August, who suffers from mandibulo-facial dysostosis, does...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2017 5:07 pm UTC

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When Auggie starts his new school, he becomes an object of curiosity for most of the kids there. Due to his severe birth defects, which have left his face disfigured, he's looked upon almost as a...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2021 8:12 am UTC

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In Wonder, August demonstrates kindness, friendship, and character in a few different ways, but one particular instance is the most important for showing all three. During the story, August has two...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2019 10:19 pm UTC

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Auggie’s first day of school is rough, but it could certainly have been worse. When he gets to school, he attempts to maintain a low profile, and he sits alone for a long time. Eventually, Jack...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2019 1:45 pm UTC

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August is represented as a courageous person throughout Wonder. While his bravery is more often displayed as his confidence grows, courage is one of his natural attributes that enables him to...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2020 1:27 am UTC

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At his middle school graduation, August Pullman, or Auggie, is given the Henry Ward Beecher award. This award, named for the nineteenth-century social reformer and preacher, is given out yearly to...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2020 9:44 pm UTC

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The message of a novel is often contained in the themes which are developed in the novel or can be recognized in the title which an author chooses for their work. Consider the following themes...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2020 12:36 pm UTC

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Wonder features a 10-year-old protagonist named August who was born with a severe facial abnormality. Otherwise, he's just like every other kid, but he will never look like other kids. August has...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2018 1:26 pm UTC

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Wonder primarily chronicles the changes that August undergoes in his first year of school. Because of his numerous medical problems, including a condition that affects his facial features and skin,...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2020 5:50 am UTC

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In a story, the climax is the moment of greatest emotional intensity. In Wonder, the climax occurs during movie night at Beecher Prep's nature retreat. At some point during the evening, Jack and...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2019 9:15 am UTC

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After Auggie overhears Jack make several disparaging remarks about him during the school's Halloween party, Auggie stops speaking to him, and Jack begins to distance himself from his former friend....

Latest answer posted September 10, 2020 12:37 pm UTC

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Jack Will learns the importance of not judging others based on their appearance and popularity through his friendship and betrayal of August. He also learns the importance of appreciating genuine...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2020 1:00 pm UTC

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In the book Wonder R. J. Palacio, you can find more descriptions of Auggie's face in the chapters that are not told in his perspective. It's important to remember that Auggie doesn't necessarily...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2019 4:03 pm UTC

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August is not thrilled about the idea of going to school. His mom wants him to attend Beecher Prep, which is close to home. August wonders why he cannot go to his sister Via's school. For August...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2015 2:52 pm UTC

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Via experiences a myriad of emotions regarding Auggie's deformity, which has significantly affected every aspect of her life. Via sympathizes with her brother and shows her support by including him...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2020 12:49 pm UTC

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The book Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, is told from six different viewpoints. Three sections are told from the main character, August's, viewpoint. The other sections are told from Via, Summer, Jack,...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2015 4:52 am UTC

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In 2012, R. J. Palacio published the children’s novel Wonder and five years later, a film adaptation by the same name was released starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay. Both the...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2020 11:37 pm UTC

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August Pullman, or Auggie, is about to start his first year in "real school" as a fifth grader. Early in Wonder, he clarifies his reasons for never attending school before. Since his birth, Auggie...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2018 3:27 pm UTC

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Auggie sees himself as an ordinary kid, albeit with an extraordinary face. And he'd dearly love to be accepted as such by society. The problem is that no one else is prepared to see past his facial...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2019 9:28 am UTC

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In the book, the author shows us how the schism occurred between Miranda and Via. Prior to attending camp, Miranda had a strong friendship with both Via and Ella. However, upon her return, Miranda...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2020 1:26 pm UTC

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In Wonder, August and Jack are friends who go through different trials but ultimately stick by each other in the face of social stigma. The other kids at August's school ostracize him because he...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2019 8:10 pm UTC

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On the penultimate day of school, August is speaking to Mr. Tushman in his office when he notices that a self-portrait he drew of himself as a duck is behind the principal's desk. Mr. Tushman tells...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2020 12:15 pm UTC

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Wonder, written by R.J. Palacio, is a story about August "Auggie" Pullman, a young boy with a facial deformity. Auggie has never attended a real school and is worried about starting school as a...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2019 5:18 pm UTC

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The Henry Ward Beecher Medal is the last award of the day and is presented after the academic excellence awards. The award is named after the great nineteenth-century abolitionist and human rights...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2018 10:47 am UTC

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Right towards the end of this great novel by R. J. Palacio, August Pullman becomes the annual recipient of the Henry Ward Beecher medal, which is always awarded to a student who has stood out among...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2019 1:13 pm UTC

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In R. J. Palacio's novel Wonder, one moment of comedy can be found when August meets his new principal, Mr. Tushman, for the first time. August confesses to being "kind of giggly" when meeting Mr....

Latest answer posted June 7, 2015 2:17 am UTC

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In the chapter called "Costumes," Auggie explains that when he was little, he wore a kind of mask—an astronaut helmet—wherever he went. He used this type of disguise to hide his face, which is...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2018 6:45 pm UTC

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In R. J. Palacio's celebrated novel Wonder, August Pullman is a ten-year-old boy who suffers from a severe birth defect, which has left his entire face disfigured. At the beginning of the story,...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2020 12:31 pm UTC

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When Auggie came home after his first day and decided to cut off his "padawan" braid, which he and his friend Christopher had both been growing for years, Via became concerned that he was going to...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2019 5:27 pm UTC

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I will discuss the impact that Summer Dawson has on our protagonist Auggie's life. Summer's name may not have been chosen at random, because she certainly brings light and warmth into August's...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2020 11:48 am UTC

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Daisy is very important to Auggie. Auggie rarely trusts human contact and emotions. However, Daisy's unconditional love for him won her his complete trust. Daisy was important to Auggie because...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2015 12:07 am UTC

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An idiom is a word or phrase used in a language that has a meaning different from its literal or original meaning. Slang is one typical type of idiom; another is foreign words incorporated into a...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2019 3:38 pm UTC

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Julian is mean-spirited towards Auggie from the beginning of Wonder, and he doesn't change throughout the course of the book. Right after he meets Auggie, Julian asks him, "What's the deal with...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2016 6:34 pm UTC

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The three kids that take Auggie on a tour are Charlotte, Julian, and Jack Will. Mr. Pullman, the principal, chooses these three students because they have a reputation for being kind and...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2018 3:40 am UTC

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Summer answers this question in part 3, which is on page 119 of my copy of this book. She admits that she sat with him on the first day because she felt sorry for him. She realized that with his...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2018 12:56 pm UTC

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In R. J. Palacio's celebrated novel Wonder, August Pullman is the ten-year-old protagonist who suffers from a severe birth defect, which significantly disfigures his face. One of the initial key...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2020 6:57 pm UTC

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Auggie Pullman lives in North River Heights, in the upper Manhattan section of New York. Auggie describes it as the "top tip" of Manhattan. He lives in a townhouse with his parents, his older...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2020 12:02 pm UTC

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Via is August Pullman's sister. She often finds it difficult to live in the shadow of a sibling who always seems to need more attention than anyone else in the household. Although Via knows that it...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2015 8:29 pm UTC

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In R. J. Palacio's book, Wonder, Jack's mother tells him that the principal from his school called to ask Jack to help out with a new student named August. Jack does not want to do it because he...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2015 2:52 am UTC

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In Wonder, Via is the brother of August, the primary character. August suffers from severe birth defects that cause his face to appear deformed and mutated. As August's brother, Via sometimes feels...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2019 8:58 pm UTC

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These words from Auggie's mom need to be understood in the context of the conversation she's having with her son after the family dog Daisy is put to sleep. As one can imagine, Auggie's pretty sad...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2020 11:20 am UTC

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At first, August (Auggie) doesn’t describe what he looks like. In the opening pages, regarding his appearance, he tells the reader, “Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.” He describes...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2021 5:30 pm UTC

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Take your pick. "Rat-boy," "Freak," "Monster," "Freddy Krueger," "Gross-out," "Lizard face," and "Mutant" are just some of the cruel nicknames liberally dished out to Auggie by the other kids. He's...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2018 7:37 pm UTC

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Via initially does not want Auggie to come to her play because she does not want her friends at her school to see her brother. Via needed the chance to find out who she was outside of being...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2019 10:38 pm UTC

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August Pullman is an ordinary child at heart. He wants the same things that other kids want, such as friends and acceptance. On the inside, everything about August is ordinary. It is his exterior...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2021 11:07 am UTC

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In R. J. Palacio's book Wonder, Via Pullman is the older sister of the story's protagonist, August Pullman. Via is just starting high school, and she is an independent young woman. She has to be....

Latest answer posted March 30, 2021 6:59 pm UTC

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Technically speaking, Daisy is put to death by the emergency vet. However, the vet was only putting her out of her misery to spare her from further suffering. Daisy is an old dog, and like many...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2020 11:36 am UTC

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Author R. J. Palacio has said that Wonder's protagonist, Auggie, has a severe form of Treacher Collins syndrome. This is a genetic disorder that affects the eyes, cheekbones, chin, ears, and...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2020 11:33 am UTC

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